The thing was, we had a little problem with the insect vector there, and believe me, your tamer stuff, your Malathion and pyrethrum and the rest of the so-called environmentally safe products didn’t begin to make a dent in it, not a dent, I mean it was utterly useless we might as well have been spraying with Chanel Number 5 for all the good it did. And you’ve got to realize these people were literally covered with insects day and night and the fact that they hardly wore any clothes just compounded the problem. Picture if you can, gentlemen, a naked little two-year-old boy so black with flies and mosquitoes it looks like he’s wearing long johns, or the young mother so racked with the malarial shakes she can’t even lift a Diet Coke to her lips it was pathetic, just pathetic, like something out of the Dark Ages. . . . Well, anyway, the decision was made to go with DDT in the short term, just to get the situation under control, you understand. What part of the plot is the author most likely developing in this portion of the story? A. Exposition B. Rising action C. Conclusion D. Conflict
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Read the following excerpt from Robert Louis Stevenson’s Essay in the Art of Writing and answer the question: There is nothing more disenchanting to man than to be shown the springs and mechanism of any art. All our arts and occupations lie wholly on the surface; it is on the surface that we perceive their beauty, fitness, and significance; and to pry below is to be appalled by their emptiness and shocked by the coarseness of the strings and pulleys. In a similar way, psychology itself, when pushed to any nicety, discovers an abhorrent baldness, but rather from the fault of our analysis than from any poverty native to the mind. And perhaps in aesthetics the reason is the same: those disclosures which seem fatal to the dignity of art seem so perhaps only in the proportion of our ignorance; and those conscious and unconscious artifices which it seems unworthy of the serious artist to employ were yet, if we had the power to trace them to their springs, indications of a delicacy of the sense finer than we conceive, and hints of ancient harmonies in nature. […] I must therefore warn that well-known character, the general reader, that I am here embarked upon a most distasteful business: taking down the picture from the wall and looking on the back; and, like the inquiring child, pulling the musical cart to pieces. Which word best represents the author’s point of view about literary analysis? A.Easy B. Pointless C.Boring D. Challenging
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Excerpt from “Paul Revere’s Ride” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Then he climbed the tower of the Old North Church, By the wooden stairs, with stealthy tread, To the belfry chamber overhead, And startled the pigeons from their perch On the somber rafters, that round him made Masses and moving shapes of shade,— By the trembling ladder, steep and tall, To the highest window in the wall, Where he paused to listen and look down A moment on the roofs of the town, And the moonlight flowing over all. What are the effects of meter in this stanza from the poem? Select each correct answer. The meter creates an air of calm. . The meter creates a peaceful and hope-filled mood. The meter echoes the rhythm of climbing. The meter develops a contemplative and anticipatory mood. The meter creates a dangerous, militaristic mood.