posted by mysterychicken on .
2. Abraham Lincoln describes his educational background with
4. Imagery is language that appeals to one or more
a. minor characters
b. main characters
c. of our senses
d. of our phiolosophical beliefs
4. is correct, but I doubt if 2 is correct. What were you supposed to read in order to answer this question?
For number 2, we had to read 'Not Much of Me' and 'With A Task Before Me'.
It sounds like regret to me.
I read more regret than shame in Lincoln's attitude toward his education.
From "Not Much of Me":
"There I grew up. There were some schools, so called; but no qualification was ever required of a teacher, beyond “readin, writin, and cipherin,” to the Rule of Three. If a straggler supposed to understand latin, happened to sojourn in the neighborhood, he was looked upon as a wizzard. There was absolutely nothing to excite ambition for education. Of course when I came of age I did not know much. Still somehow, I could read, write, and cipher to the Rule of Three; but that was all. I have not been to school since."