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Homework Help: Language Arts

Posted by Eri on Friday, April 26, 2013 at 11:23am.

I'd like to know if I answered these correctly.

1.Both the Whitman poem and the Dickinson poem are examples of poetry that?
A. abandons conventional rhyme and meter.
B. stresses the pangs of unrequited love.
C.praises the work of ordinary people.
D. captures the cadence of public speakers.
I said A.
-Aboard at a Ship’s Helm by Walt Whitman-

Aboard at a ship’s helm,
A young steersman steering with care.

Through fog on a sea-coast dolefully ringing,
An ocean-bell—O a warning bell, rock’d by the waves.

O you give good notice indeed, you bell by the sea-reefs ringing,
Ringing, ringing, to warn the ship from its wreck-place.

For as on the alert O steersman, you mind the loud admonition,
The bows turn, the freighted ship tacking speeds away under her gray sails,
The beautiful and noble ship with all her precious wealth speeds away gayly
and safe.

But O the ship, the immortal ship! O ship aboard the ship!
Ship of the body, ship of the soul, voyaging, voyaging, voyaging.

2.In the first stanza of the Whitman poem, the speaker describes
A.A young sailor steering a ship
B. a rocky shore that inevitably wrecks ships
C. a fog-bound ship approaching a reef
D.the deceptive nature of many warnings
I said A

8.Patrick Henry's speech at the Virginia Convention is an example of:
A. autobiographical narrative
B. persuasive speech
C. plain style adopted by the Puritans
D. rational text
I said B.

9. In his speech, Henry appeals to:
A.heart and soul
B.ethics and emotions
C.emotions and logic
D.ethos and pathos
I said C.


10.Which of the quotes from Patrick Henry's speech to Virginia convention represents an appeal to the head?
A."We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren, till she transforms us into beasts"
B."has Great Britain any enemy, in this quarter of the world, to call for all this accumulation of navies and armies?"
C."Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The was is inevitable--and let it come!
D."I know not what courses others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"
I said A.

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