Two multiple choice questions: Remember, two questions. Read the first two lines of “Because I Could Not Stop for Death” and answer the question. Excerpt: Because I could not stop for Death – He kindly stopped for me – In these lines, the narrator uses _____. A. metaphor to compare Death to Life B. symbolism to link Death and an Afterlife C. hyperbole to make Death sound more final than it is D. personification to make Death seem like a polite man Read this sentence from “Sinners in the Hand of an Angry God” and answer the question. Sentence: If God should only withdraw his hand from the floodgate, it would immediately fly open, and the fiery floods of the fierceness and wrath of God would rush forth with inconceivable fury, and would come upon you with omnipotent power; and if your strength were ten thousand times greater than it is, yea, ten thousand times greater than the strength of the stoutest, sturdiest devil in hell, it would be nothing to withstand or endure it. Which words in the sentence help define “omnipotent”? A. “fierceness and wrath of God” B. “ten thousand times greater” C. “strength of the stoutest, sturdiest devil” D. “nothing to withstand or endure it”
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Read this excerpt from the speech “We Shall Fight on the Beaches” by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Which statement is true about the use of rhetorical devices in this excerpt? We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God’s good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old. Churchill uses metaphor to illustrate the size and capability of the British and French forces. Churchill uses repetition to assure his audience of Britain’s determination to win the war. Churchill uses hypophora to remind the audience that no place is safe in the face of war. Churchill uses alliteration to praise the British forces for showing courage in their battles.