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The miracle of joy that comes out of the gathering of our best,bringing their best,Displaying the splendor of their bodies and the radiance of theiragile minds to the cosmos.Encouragement to those other youth caught in the maws2of poverty,Crippled by the terror of ignorance.They say,Brothers and Sisters,Yes, try.Then try harder.Lunge forward, press eagerly for release.The amazement which awaits is for you.We are here at the portal of the world we had wished forAt the lintel3of the world we most need.We are here roaring and singing.We prove that we can not only make peace, we can bring it with us.1akimbo — with hands on hips and elbows turned outward2maws — jaws3lintel — a horizontal support above a door or window51015Regents Exam in ELA — Jan. ’19[6]202530Written on the occasion of the 2008 Olympics at the request of the Olympic Committee
Regents Exam in ELA — Jan. ’19[7][OVER]10The first stanza sets a tone of(1) thoughtfulness(3) anticipation(2) gratitude(4) serenity11 The figurative language in lines 5 through 8emphasizes the12Lines 21 through 28 suggest that one impact theOlympics may have is to13The poet uses repetition in lines 33 through 38 inorder to14 Which line in the poem best illustrates thesymbolism of “Amazement” in the last stanza?(1)“Our beautiful children arrive at thisUniversal stadium” (line 4)(2)“Longing for the passion of the animal” (line 12)(3)“Lunge forward, press eagerly for release”(line 27)(4)“Human grace and human spirit can stillconquer” (line 42)With respect for the world and its people,We can compete passionately without hatred.With respect for the world and its people,We can take pride in the achievement of strangers.With respect for the world and its people,We can share openly in the success of friends.Here then is the Amazement:Against the odds of impending war,In the mouth of bloody greed,Human grace and human spirit can still conquer.Ah…We discover, we ourselvesAre the Amazement which awaitsWe are ourselves Amazement.—Maya Angelou“Amazement Awaits”fromMaya Angelou: The Complete PoetryRandom House, 2015354045
Regents Exam in ELA — Jan. ’19[8]Reading Comprehension Passage C…Nowhere is light pollution more apparent, almost achingly so, than in satellite imagesof the Earth from space. The continental United States seems to split in half: the easternside is brighter than the west, except for the klieg lights of Las Vegas. Highways innervate1America, connecting luminous dots of small towns and big cities. Across the Atlantic,Europe shimmers. Moscow is a radiant nine-pointed star. The Nile Delta glows like a

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