Unit 5 Lesson 8: English 12A
Which of these is nearest in meaning to the word rebound, as it is used in the passage above?
Which of these is nearest in meaning to the word loth, as it is used in the passage above?
Prices start at $12
Prices start at $11
Prices start at $12
Which of these is nearest in meaning to the word incensed, as it is used in the passage above?
These lines from Pope’s An Essay on Man represent humankind as what?
Which of these is nearest in meaning to the word inducement, as it is used in the passage above?
“No common weapons in their hands are found,/Like gods they fight, nor dread a mortal wound…/See, fierce Belinda on the Baron flies,/With more than usual lightning in her eyes…”
This account of the conflict between Belinda and the Baron
“A very worthy person, a true lover of this country, and whose virtues I highly esteem, was lately pleased, in discoursing on this matter, to offer a refinement upon my scheme. He…conceived that the want of venison might well be supplied by the bodies of young lads and maidens…so great a number of both sexes in every country being now ready to starve…”
What is Swift’s main point in this passage?
“I grant this food will be somewhat dear, and therefore very proper for landlords, who, as they have already devoured most of the parents, seem to have the best title to the children.”
What statement is swift making in this sentence?
“…men would become as fond of their wives, during the time of their pregnancy, as they are now of their mares in foal, their cows in calf, or sows when they are ready to farrow, nor offer to beat or kick them (as is too frequent a practice) for fear of a miscarriage.”
What point is Swift making with this demeaning analogy?
“Perhaps in this neglected field is laid/Some heart once pregnant with celestial fire;/Hands, that the rod of empire might have sway’d,/or waked to ecstasy the living lyre.”
Who is Gray pondering with these lines?
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