How does Mark Twain portray Aunt Polly as a realistic, believable character? A) Twain makes her a cruel, unforgiving, and unmerc
iful tyrant of Tom's home life. B) Aunt Polly is clearly a shallow, judgmental, unkind woman who hates Tom and his antics. C) Twain gives her a stern but compassionate personality and a distinctive dialectal voice. D) Aunt Polly is portrayed as a secretive, paranoid woman who worries too much about everything in her life.
C) Twain gives her a stern but compassionate personality and a distinctive dialectal voice.
Mark Twain often used Realism in many of his works in order to make it easier for audience and readers to relate to his stories, he did this by creating characters that were round, that weren´t black or white, and that talked in dialects and used normal-everyday expressions, with Aunt Polly he gave her a distinctive dialectal voice, that made her sound real, like any aunt you could have, and a stern but compassionate personality, this makes her realistic and believable cause chances are, you have an aunt just like Aunt Polly.
Sir Phillip Sydney's (1554 - 1586) "Sonnet XXXI" is from "Astrophil and Stella" (his collection of sonnets).
Most of Sydney's sonnets follow the traditional Petrarchan rhyme scheme (named after the Italian sonneteer Petrarch). However, Sir Phillip Sydney used a different rhyme scheme created by himself in Sonnet 31. The rhyme scheme of this sonnet (31) is abba abba cd cd ee.
Assuming the text is "Learning How to Code-Switch: Humbling, but Necessary" (2013) and you had to choose between the following claims:
<em>A. Code-switching keeps people from expressing themselves by promoting one correct style of communication.</em>
<em>B. It is important to recognize that code-switching can help a person succeed and celebrate all aspects of their identity.</em>
<em>C. The United States consists of great cultural variety and no one should be discriminated against for speaking a certain way.</em>
<em>D. Many successful people have used code-switching, but it is unfair to expect minorities to have multiple communication styles.</em>
Deggans' thesis is that it is important to recognize that code-switching can help a person succeed and celebrate all aspects of their identity (B).
<u>Code-switching</u> means alternating between languages or communication styles according to the context (cultural, professional, casual, etc.).
Deggans' testimony shows that being able to code-switch is what has helped him to integrate social groups which were different from the poor black neighborhood he came from, while maintaining his identity.
This answer is supported by such such quotes as:
"expertly navigating another culture wasn’t a rejection of where I’d come from or a signal that I was any less authentically black;"
"it’s a reminder to be fully who you are at all times, while making sure you’re understood well enough to be valued, respected and considered."