Monday, April 22

English 10:
-SAT Vocab #1
-Intro help Antigone essay

AP Lang:
– “Advice to Youth”
-HWK: 1. War Prayer Advice to Youth. “Advice to Youth” towards end of ppt. Write a one-sentence justification for why each correct answer is correct (paraphrase what I’ve given you in the ppt.) Due tomorrow. 2. Annotate the footnotes on the back of today’s handout for tomorrow. 3. Vocab skit #8 for Wednesday; 4. STUDY for 5/2 vocab final!!


5 thoughts on “Monday, April 22

  1. (I think there is a typo–the answer to 1 is E but you wrote D? Just checking!)
    24-A) The “when they are present” right after the “obey your parents” does not mean the speaker believes the children should not obey their parents; it just means they should obey them when they are present, which can be confusing and make the reader think the opposite.
    26-D) The speaker is serious about getting up early as being wise; the brick is sarcastic and mocks our lapsing to violence, while “early to bed early to rise” is a legitimate argument.
    27-B) The speaker gives examples of the “truth” failing in the end, showing he does not believe that truth is “powerful and always prevail[ing] in the end.”
    28-D) The anecdote used in the paragraph about guns completely supports his point, and mocks society’s uptight attitude towards unloaded guns by building the suspense then simply stating nothing went wrong.
    29-D) Throughout the passage the speaker is satirizing society’s expecting the students to automatically follow it’s judgement, by using anecdotes, satirical devices, and questioning society as a whole.
    30-D) The speech is very well organized with transitions, rhetorical devices, satire, humor, and figurative language obviously placed throughout the writing.

    • 23-E) Twain shows that he understands the purpose of his speech on lines 2-5, “Very well” suggests that he will offer the expected “good advice” that he has been asked to give, and on lines 7-9 express his concern for youth.

      24-A) When Twain tells the youth to “obey their parents when they are present”, he is essentially contradicting his own advice and telling the youth of today that disobeying your parents is fine when they’re not around, but if you were thinking to hard about it, you could miss it.

      25-C) Violence is the correct answer because the previous statement speaks of violence.

      26-D) This is the correct answer because Twain mocks this ideal by describing training a Lark to not get up until 9:30. which isn’t early at all, and homily is the close but wrong answer because even though its not blatantly stated within the text, they are there

      27-B) Is the correct answer due to the fact that Mark Twain refers to truth as “Mighty”, but then begins citing several times where truth did not prevail.

      28-D) The story of the child carelessly playing with an unloaded gun and then the idea of a battle between children with unloaded guns and “their female relations” is used to show the critical feeling of guns in modern society.

      29-D) Twain is telling his audience to make their own judgements rather than to rely on society alone.

      30-D) This speech is obviously not devoid of figurative language, which is shown in the anecdotes presented, and it contains humor , parody, and is well organized.

  2. 23) D
    Twain proves that he knows what is expected (lines 2-5), he acknowledges that he will offer good advice (“very well”), and that he has a concern for the youth (lines 7-9).
    24) A
    The author implies that it is acceptable to disobey parents, changes from a serious tone in the first paragraph to a humorous tone in the second, he mocks society’s precepts, and overall appeals to the youth addressed in this speech.
    25) C
    Dynamite is the only option that cannot reference because it follows the pronoun.
    26) D
    Twain begins by saying it is wise “to get up early,” but then mocks this ideal by describing training a Lark to not get up until 9:30, which is satiric because 9:30 isn’t really very early.
    27) B
    The author implies that “the truth is mighty” but then gives multiple examples of the truth failing.
    28) D
    Although Twain warns about the dangers of playing with guns, his anecdote implies that it is possible for guns to do no harm, thus mocking society’s emphasis on the danger
    29) D
    Twain discusses and challenges society’s values and norms, constantly hinting that his audience should make decisions for themselves– this criticism would most likely appall both parents and school officials.
    30) D
    This speech is well organized with a plethora of rhetorical devices, humor and figurative language.

  3. 23- E) Twain understands his parameters (lines 3-5); he offers “good” advice to the reader (lines 5-7); and he is sensitive: “I will say to you, my young friends” (line 10).
    24- A) Twain says that it is important to “always obey your parents, when they are present” (lines 12-13). He is hinting that it is okay to disobey your parents, as long as they are not around to witness it.
    25- C) The antecedent for “violence” (line 30) is clearly stated in the first phrase of the sentence. Twain is stating that times today are of a more charitable kind and violence is superfluous.
    26- D) I got this question wrong the first time because I thought that Twain was being serious for some reason. He is making fun of the idea by saying that it is good to get up early and then saying that “early” is 9:30.
    27- B) “A lie told well is immortal… the lie it tells will outlast [the truth] a million years” (Lines 71, 77-78). Twain believes that lying is an important part of life and that it should be practiced thoroughly. He wishes he would have started practicing at an earlier age, although he knows that one discovered lie can ruin a person.
    28- D) Twain mocks society’s over-cautiousness of guns by giving the example of the boy playing with the gun, pointing it at his grandmother, pulling the trigger, and nothing happens. You can tell Twain is making light of this because he builds such a climactic moment and then says nothing happens.
    29- D) Twain, throughout this writing, mocks many of the ideals of society, showing how they are flawed and poking fun at them. He wants the reader to make his or her own decisions and own mistakes.
    30- D) Twain’s writing is clearly very organized with the use of rhetorical devices such as irony, satire, and paradoxes. It is also obviously humorous and satirical and intended to poke fun at graduation speeches. The speech is not, however, lacking figurative language, which means D must be the correct answer choice.

  4. Freddy Lienhard, Period 3
    23.E– Twain understands the perameters of his speech (lines 2-5,) will offer good advice, according to himself (lines 5-8,) and is an adult who could be considered sensitive in a way (line 10)
    24.A– Twain hints that it is okay to disobey one’s parents when they are not present, in lines 11-12.
    25.C– “Such things” refers to voilence, the semi colon connects the two sentences so a vague pronoun must be referencing a noun in the sentence connected to it.
    26.D–Twain is mocking the lark, “the best thing to get up with,” by stating you can train it to wake up at 9:30 very easily. After saying it is wise to wake early then contradicting himself with a sarcastic or possibly satirical comment, one can only come to the conclusion that Twain is mocking the idea of awakening early.
    27.B– Twain believes lying is an art to be practiced at a young age and believes lies are more powerful than truths because a single one can destory the way one is looked at by others
    28.D– Saying guns are dangerous then giving an example of a gun being played toyed with and having no fatalities as an outcome is contradictory, this rules out B and C. Throughout the rest of the paragraph, Twain does not seem critical, only scared, of the youth handling firearms. This leaves D as the answer
    29.D– Twain satirizes all of society’s “normal” outlooks on rules and regulations, making the listener or reader realise following society is not always the best way to handle life.
    30.D– The passage is organized with many rhetorical devices, some being irony and satire. That being said makes I and II both answers. This is obviously a humorous piece which is making fun of graduation speeches, making III also a possible answer. The speech does not lack figurative language at all, making IV incorrect. The only answer that has only I, II, and III is D

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