50pts and brainlyest I MET a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert ... Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage [face] lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which still survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;
And on the pedestal these words appear:
"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
Which of the following sentences best describes the dramatic irony in the poem?
The traveler knows he will see the statue in the desert.
The traveler knows who the king was.
The audience knows the traveler has seen the statue in the desert.
The audience knows the boastful king's power did not last.
Read the excerpt from Thomas Paine’s work “The Crisis” No. 1. Britain, with an army to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right (not only to TAX) but “to BIND us in ALL CASES WHATSOEVER,” and if being bound in that manner, is not slavery, then is there not such a thing as slavery upon earth. . . .
. . . Neither have I so much of the infidel in me, as to suppose that He has relinquished the government of the world, and given us up to the care of devils; and as I do not, I cannot see on what grounds the king of Britain can look up to heaven for help against us: a common murderer, a highwayman, or a house-breaker, has as good a pretence as he.
The words “slavery,” “devils,” and “murderer” evoke a sense of
anger and injustice.
fear and anxiety.
confusion and chaos.
guilt and shame.
I ain't no valedictorian. I'll give you that. But I'm certainly not the loser my step-father Johnnie likes to think I am, either. Mr oh-so-famous local Johnnie Pipehead of "Johnnie on the Spot Plumbing." (Real clever name, huh?) Just because he only took the
requisite twelve years to make it through school and graduate from his alma mater, and I took slightly longer, that doesn't make
me a loser. So what if I took 'the road less traveled by' and added a one-year, scenic detour to my journey--thanks to Algebra,
Physical Science, and well Latin. Did I mention Chemistry? Let's just say I liked Latin but Latin didn't much care for me. Just
because I took thirteen years in all to get out of Melancholy High with a diploma doesn't make me some loser. Being nothing at
all, now THAT would make me a loser
2 I am something But what I am, and what I'll be, are two countries at war at present. Battles, I've had them. Many battles.
Literal ones..figurative ones too many, Figurative language. see there? At least I did learn a few somethings in Mr. J's English
3 I could've been the valedictorian. Of somewhere. Of some school that had a bunch of unmotivated kids like me. Then, maybe
would have gone to those Physical Science study halls. Maybe I would have actually done my homework in Mr. Pugnacious' class
Real name, Pugliese. Wrestling coach. Don't you just love that moniker? For a wrestling coach Pugnacious. Funny stuff, huh?
Made that up. It stuck. Guy's got a bulldog face but a little tail wagging personality. Had everything but the panting. And the
drool Too much caffeine I suppose. Too happy. Loved his math, that Pugnacious.
6 I was the valedictorian tonight. I do know what I'm going to be. I have graduated from Meloncamp High School about 115th
out of class of 126. Thing is, I've seen the fear in the eyes of four score and seven more of those classmates of mine that don't
have a rat's chance of knowing what they are going to be. I do. I'm going to be a writer. Mr. J taught me more than English. He
taught me what Pops taught me before his passing...love.
Based on the passage, what can you infer was the speaker's best subject in school?