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“Heroes’ wits are kept there in heavy vases,/and wits of fancy lords in snuffboxes and tweezer cases.” This excerpt from Pope’s The Rape of the Lock _________. uses satire to ridicule the upper classes uses irony to portray the ruling classes as noble uses sarcasm to indicate contempt for the lower classes uses understatement to downplay the rift between the classes
I've read it over, what is it specifically that your looking for help on in this question? As a side note, I've never even heard of this type of writing. I'm intrigued actually! :)
oooh, is it an A, B, C, D option that you are supposed to pick?
its A that's the only one that makes sense to me
I want to say its either A or C, A would be my answer so i would have to agree with Brandon
he mocks the upper class so it has to be A
just as an explanation so you see why :)
I'd say D, and the reason is because it isn't a question of hero's being better than fancy Lords. Its not a matter of anyone being better than each other. Its more of a downplaying of both. Whoo puts the wits of hero's into heavy vases and the wits of fancy lords in snuffboxes, unless you are trying understate the mentality of both of these. Thats what makes sense to me anyhow.
Can you guys help with some more? :)
i'm always willing to try :)
yeah and it specifically doesn't downplay the classes @Atsie that's why I went with C over D
i can also take a look :)
I mean A sorry
I would say abortion
Sounds like abortion to me.
abortion seems like the right choice
he is illuding to the fact of killing infants/babies which abortion is the only option that involves killing babies
Help me with 2 more?
of course :)
you got it :)
Read this excerpt from Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal. “After all I am not so violently bent upon my own opinion as to reject any offer, proposed by wise men, which shall be found equally innocent, cheap, easy, and effectual. But before something of that kind shall be advanced in contradiction to my scheme, and offering a better, I desire the author or authors will be pleased maturely to consider two points.” What point is Swift making in A Modest Proposal by discounting other possible (and more humane) solutions to the poverty of the Irish? that there are no realistic solutions to poverty that these solutions could actually be pursued that people should not pay taxes to support others’ children that tenants should be evicted if they do not pay their rent
I would say its B
brb i think the answer is B
he says hes not so violently bent upon my own opinion as to reject any offer, saying he may except some offers
At first I thought it was A, but that doesn't even seem like the point he is trying to push across. I would have to agree with B myself. He sounds so evil about it!
right exactly what I was typing and I did think a too I read it 5x before answering
Same @brandon554 . I think I read it 10 times tho!
Read this excerpt from Thomas Gray’s Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard. “Perhaps in this neglected field is laid/Some heart once pregnant with celestial fire;/Hands, that the rod of empire might have sway’d,/or wak’d to ecstasy the living lyre.” Who is Gray pondering with these lines? people who rose from poverty to become successful people who chose obscurity over success people who provided better lives for their children than they themselves had people who could have been great if given the opportunity
I choose B again for that one, because it sounds like he's implying these people had dreams of some sort rather it be success or something else but they choose the obscurity route. Maybe or maybe not, my point is made by the line..."Some heart once pregnant with celestial fire;" If not that, I'd also take into consideration of D. It reads like there is regret of some sort going on.
to me it sounds like it was someone once powerful and well know, and they have lost that, which the closest answer to that would be B, they have given up power and being well known for a quite life I guess you could say. So my answer would also be B
sorry was away its b I agree with you two
I have 3 more questions but there ones I have to write out myself, Could you guys help me with them?
Sure, of course :)
I'm doing math and English at the same time. This is the first time I ever multitasked two school subjects at once. Must be the coffee :) I'm ready for the next one
What techniques does Pope use to weave humor into the poem The Rape of the Lock? Explain why the techniques are humorous. I have personification, metaphors, and satire. I just need examples out of his story for them three.
I need to see the poem I haven't read it sorry :/
There was more to the poem then just that one line “Heroes’ wits are kept there in heavy vases,/and wits of fancy lords in snuffboxes and tweezer cases.” Right? Because if so, I need all of it to make my complete assessment.
Heroes’ wits are kept there in heavy vases,/and wits of fancy lords in snuffboxes and tweezer cases.” is an example of satire and yes there is more I have to see it also
Yes, and I think I got this one :)
im not sure, im sorry i have not read this i hope you figure it out though :)
ooh, I just looked it up. The Rape of the Lock is soooo long! http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/174172#poem
Is there anything else you wanted help with @xxImHisGirlxx ?
Right now, no, because the rest of my questions are on poems that have to be read, I have these. Thank you all so much, if there's anything else I will most definite let you know! :)
Always feel free to find me at @Atsie :) We all here to help. Have a good day!
or tag me @brandon554 ;)