The aspect of Abraham Lincoln that Sandburg reflects • in this essay is Lincoln’s many-sided personality.
Lincoln was willing to “stick [the Constitution] in a hole” because • he believed it was necessary to violate the Constitution in order to save the Union.
Sandburg portrays Lincoln as • a principled and practical politician.
Sandburg describes Lincoln’s admission of Nevada to the Union as • manipulation because he wants to show that Lincoln used political means to gain his desired end.
Given that Sandburg’s A Lincoln Preface is biographical, • a purpose for reading it might be to learn about Abraham Lincoln’s life.
Sandburg’s biography of Lincoln paints a picture of the president • as a complex man who lived in a time of a grave crisis.
King’s intended effect in the speech “I Have a Dream” • is to challenge people to improve the civil rights of all Americans
The speech “I Have a Dream” reveals that King • was a leader who was deeply concerned about the future of black people.
The ending of “I Have a Dream” evokes a strong feeling of • hope and optimism.
The bus driver asks Rosa Parks to give up her seat because • she is in the front of the “black section” and a white man doesn’t have a seat to sit in.
Rosa Parks explains “what kind of tired” she was • so people will know she chose not to give up her seat.
The phrase that best describes the workers mentioned in “I Hear America Singing” • is people working hard and being satisfied by their work.
The theme, or message, that Whitman conveys in “I Hear America Singing” • is America is the sum of different contributions from many people.
The best description of Chief Dan George’s idea of new Native American warriors • is the new warriors will have skills that give them a sense of worth and purpose.
The Mandarin’s daughter gives advice from behind a screen • because she does not want her father to appear weak by openly receiving advice from a woman.
The townspeople become weak or ill and many • die in response to rebuilding the wall over and over again.
The immediate consequences of the meeting between the Mandarin and Kwan-Si • is they agree to the solution to the problem that the daughter suggests.
The daughter helps her father and Kwan-Si see the solution • to the problem by taking them outside to see how kites and the wind go together.
A reader can determine the moral of a fable when the moral • is not stated directly in the fable by examining the actions and choices of the characters.
The element of fantasy that is essential to • “Old Man of the Temple” is the narrator’s encounter with a ghost.
The narrator describes • Doss as well-behaved and obedient.
When Doss speaks in a “thin, piping” voice, it is • because Doss has been transformed into the old man.
This story is a fantasy • because it contains elements that could not really happen.
The most likely inference to be drawn from the scene where the old man • sees his dead wife coming toward him is that the • old man’s spirit has called his wife’s spirit to him.
The old man falls to the ground in a heap when he sees his wife. • From this we can infer that the old man’s spirit • leaves Doss’s body to join his wife’s spirit.
The ghost of Krishna Battar • has been knocking on the family’s door.
The most likely inference to be drawn from the absence • of knocking sounds at the temple doors is that the old man’s spirit has gone to the afterlife.
In “Perseus,” King Acrisius confines his daughter • to an underground house because he wants to make certain she has no children.
When Danaë and the infant Perseus are adrift in the great chest, • it seems reasonable to assume they will escape • because the myth’s hero will likely survive.
The true father of Perseus • is the god Zeus.
As Perseus grows up, Danaë allows him to become • a fisherman on the little island because • Acrisius cannot know where he is.
Polydectes invites Perseus to his wedding celebration • in order to take advantage of the youth’s embarrassment.
Athena gave Perseus her brilliantly polished shield • because it would spare Perseus from looking at Medusa and thus prevent him from turning to stone.
Hermes and Athena didn’t give Perseus all he needed to attack Medusa • because Perseus had to prove his daring with the Gray Women first.
Perseus probably could not have defeated Medusa without supernatural assistance • because he could not have found her, looked at her, or pierced her scales.
In the world of mythology, a sure way to draw the wrath of the gods • is to proclaim mortal superiority over a god.
When Komunyakaa says the boys were “Glistening with sweat,” • the image provides a precise picture of the players.
When Komunyakaa writes of the players driving to the basket and gliding “like a sparrow hawk,” • he suggests the grace of flight in the players’ moves. He might have selected a sparrow hawk • for this image rather than a dove because sparrow hawks use quick, aggressive moves and doves do not.
The first two lines of “The Spearthrower” by Lillian Morrison are “She walks alone / to the edge of the park.” • The woman is alone because women interested in athletics have often been ignored.
In “The Spearthrower,” the line “her quick laps” demonstrate Morrison’s theme about • women’s athletics. By using the word “her,” it emphasizes that the “runner” is a woman because most readers might assume “runner” means a man.
In “Shoulders,” the man is carrying “sensitive cargo” • so carefully crossing the street because the cargo is his son.
In “Shoulders,” the line “His ear fills up with breathing” creates the sense • of what it feels like to have a child asleep on your shoulder.
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