27. The tone of this passage is best characterized as:
- resigned pessimism.
- descriptive wondering.
- unalloyed criticism.
- regretful despair.
- deadened joy.
28. Which emotion does the narrator not express toward Bartleby?
29. In the selected passage, Melville uses all of the following rhetorical devices to describe Bartleby except:
- juxtaposition of contrasts.
- concrete detail.
30. Which of the following is not an accurate description of Melville’s style in this particular passage?
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- Melville avoids simple sentences.
- Melville uses compound and complex sentences.
- Melville uses past tense to suggest Bartleby’s passivity.
- Melville’s irony underscores the inane nature of Bartleby’s life.
- Melville’s subtle use of humor belies Bartleby’s tragic situation.
31. The shift that occurs between the two paragraphs in the passage can best be described as:
- moving from past to present tense.
- shifting from concrete to abstract terms.
- employing transitions to connect the two paragraphs.
- shifting from concrete memories to an exploration of feelings.
- transitioning from sparse description to elaborate contemplation.
32. In line 29, “effectual succor” is best paraphrased as:
- true success.
- effective aid.
- quick repulsion.
- innate soul.
- best affection.
Questions 33-40 refer to “London” by William Blake (1757-1827). Read the poem carefully before answering the questions that follow.
I wandered through each chartered* street, *designed, framed, mapped
Near where the chartered Thames does flow,
A mark in every face I meet,
(Line) Marks of weakness, marks of woe.
5 In every cry of every man,
In every infant’s cry of fear,
In every voice, in every ban*, *taboo, prohibited activity
The mind-forged manacles I hear:
How the chimney-sweeper’s cry
10 Every blackening church appals,
And the hapless soldier’s sigh
Runs in blood down palace-walls.
But most, through midnight streets I hear
How the youthful harlot’s curse
15 Blasts the new-born infant’s tear,
And blights with plagues the marriage-hearse.
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