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Read the excerpt from On the Road. In those days he really didn't know what he was talking about; that is to say, he was a young jailkid all hung-up on the wonderful possibilities of becoming a real intellectual, and he liked to talk in the tone and using the words, but in a jumbled way, that he had heard from "real intellectuals"โ€”although, mind you, he wasn't so naรฏve as that in all other things, and it took him just a few months with Carlo Marx to become completely in there with all the terms and jargon. Which is a key feature of Kerouac's diction that contributes to his writing style?
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the use of youth culture slang
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Read the following writing prompt. Examine a Department of Education advertising campaign that promotes universal literacy. Analyze the campaign to discover the target audience and the advertising techniques used. Then evaluate the effectiveness of these advertising techniques. Write a formal paragraph in which you explain how the advertising campaign promotes literacy to its audience and how effective it is in doing so. Review the prompt for hints about the audience. Who will read the response paragraph?
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a general audience
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Read the excerpt from On the Road. One day I was hanging around the campus and Chad and Tim Gray told me Dean was staying in a cold-water pad in East Harlem, the Spanish Harlem. Dean had arrived the night before, the first time in New York, with his beautiful little sharp chick Marylou; they got off the Greyhound bus at 50th Street and cut around the corner looking for a place to eat and went right in Hector's, and since then Hector's cafeteria has always been a big symbol of New York for Dean. Which statement best describes how Kerouac's diction and syntax reflect the essence of the beat generation?
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Kerouac's use of diction and syntax reflect nonconformist values and an adventurous spirit.
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According to "Introduction to Cultural Rebellion: Mid-Twentieth-Century Voices," which aspect of modern society was a target of protest by postwar authors in a variety of genres?
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the reality of new and possible future war
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Read the excerpt from "Harrison Bergeron." The year was 2081, and everybody was finally equal. They weren't only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else. All this equality was due to the 211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments to the Constitution, and to the unceasing vigilance of agents of the United States Handicapper General. Vonnegut uses satire in this excerpt by
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describing a society that has taken the idea of equality too far.
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Read the excerpt from "Harrison Bergeron." "I think I'd make a good Handicapper General." "Good as anybody else," said George. "Who knows better'n I do what normal is?" said Hazel. "Right," said George. He began to think glimmeringly about his abnormal son who was now in jail, about Harrison, but a twenty-one-gun salute in his head stopped that. How does the dialogue between George and Hazel develop Kurt Vonnegut's message that advanced technology dehumanizes individuals?
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Hazel and George do not discuss their feelings about the arrest of their son.
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What feeling is conveyed in both "Ambush" and "Facing It"?
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confusion
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Read the excerpt from On the Road. I began to learn from him as much as he probably learned from me. As far as my work was concerned he said, "Go ahead, everything you do is great." He watched over my shoulder as I wrote stories, yelling, "Yes! That's right! Wow! Man!" and "Phew!" and wiped his face with his handkerchief. "Man, wow, there's so many things to do, so many things to write!" Which statement best explains why Kerouac's writing style is described as "wild form"?
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Kerouac's use of syntax gives his writing an animated, conversational style by breaking free of traditional writing structures.
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What emotional truth is conveyed in both "Ambush" and "Facing It"?
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Those who experienced or fought in the Vietnam War are forever affected by it in some way.
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Which excerpt from "Harrison Bergeron" best illustrates irony?
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And she had to apologize at once for her voice, which was a very unfair voice for a woman to use. Her voice was a warm, luminous, timeless melody.
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Which event is described in both "Ambush" and "Facing It"?
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the death of a soldier
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Cory is responding to the writing prompt below. Examine a Department of Education advertising campaign that promotes universal literacy. Analyze the campaign to discover the target audience and the advertising techniques used. Then evaluate the effectiveness of these advertising techniques. Write a formal paragraph in which you explain how the advertising campaign promotes literacy to its audience and how effective it is in doing so. What should he use to write his response paragraph?
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an analysis of the impact of the advertising campaign
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How are the authors of "Ambush" and "Facing It" similar in their view of war?
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Both authors have painful and conflicted feelings.
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Look at the advertisement. mc002-1.jpg Which persuasive media technique is used in this advertisement? universal appeal
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association
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Use the following definitions to answer the question. emit: 1. (verb) to produce, to voice omit: 1. (verb) to leave something out, to forget Which sentence contains correct word usage?
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The teacher will omit the lowest score in order to increase the averages.