In paragraph two, what is the principal rhetorical
function of the sentence, “I believed her?”A.to signal a shift from second to first personB.to stress the change from figurative language to more concrete expressionC.to draw a conclusion based on the previous three sentencesD.to emphasize the change in the narrator’s viewpointE.to contrast with the longer sentences that precede and follow it
3. Paragraph three contains all of the following EXCEPT
A. anaphoneB.parallel structureC.a cumulative sentenceD.a periodic sentenceE.figurative language
4. Which of the following is an example of irony?
5. As Hughes depicts him, Wesley is all of the following EXCEPT
6. “Waves of rejoicing swept the place” is an example of
7. What is the effect of the structure of the final sentence in the piece?
A.Its length indicates the importance of the ideas the older speaker is expressing.B.Its loose structure shows the confusion of thoughts overwhelming the young speaker.C.Its figurative language suggests that the young speaker will become a writer.D.Its grammatical incorrectness indicates the speaker’s uncertainty about how he feels.E.Its repeated use of coordinating conjunctions illustrates the immaturity of the speaker.ESSAY
Write about an experience you’ve had in which you made a decision based on others’ expectations, particularly
in a situation where those expectations ran counter to your own sense of what was right.
Use Hughes as a
model of a narrative approach, and try to incorporate setting, dialogue, and plot into your writing.