"I looked upon the scene before me—upon the mere house, and the simple landscape features of the domain—upon the bleak walls—upon the vacant eyelike windows—upon a few rank sedges—and upon a few white trunks of decayed trees—with an utter depression of soul, which I can compare to no earthly sensation more properly than to the afterdream of the reveler upon opium—the bitter lapse into everyday life—the hideous dropping off of the veil. There was an iciness, a sinking, a sickening of the heart—an unredeemed dreariness of thought which no goading of the imagination could torture into aught of the sublime. What was it—I paused to think—what was it that so unnerved me in the contemplation of the House of Usher?"

15. What is the author's purpose in this excerpt? (1 point)

to persuade
to inform
to describe
*to interpret

16. What poetic device is used in the sentence, "There was an iciness, a sinking, a sickening of the heart–"? (1 point)

internal rhyme

17. Analyze the style of the excerpt above. The most likely author is (1 point)

Sarah Orne Jewett.
William Bradford.
Kate Chopin.
*Edgar Allan Poe.

I marked the one I think it is with an astrict(*). Thank You.

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  1. I agree with 15 and 17. 16 is wrong.

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    Ms. Sue
  2. i posted 16 wrong. it was supposed to have different choices.

    The choices were:

    A. Enjambment
    B. metaphor
    C. consonance

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  3. D. assonance I think its D.

    My mistake. sorry.

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  4. Ms. Sue, you have downs.

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  5. idk. im not really good in English that's why I'm on here.

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  6. There isnt Assonance on mine!

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