Under my window, a clean rasping sound When the spade sinks into gravelly ground: My father, digging. I look down –"Digging,” Se
amus Heaney Which statement best explains the effect of the word clean in this passage? It shows that the speaker does not like farming because he dislikes getting dirty. It draws attention to the differences between the speaker and his father. It suggests that the speaker finds the sound of digging to be pleasant and wholesome. It emphasizes that the speaker has many chores to do around the farm.
Answer: It suggests that the speaker finds the sound of digging to be pleasant and wholesome.
In this excerpt, the author is describing the sound of the spade hitting the ground as "clean." A clean sound is one that is smooth and performed without difficulty. It suggests that the person making the sound is skillful. It also implies a wholesomeness. The choice of words suggests that the speaker finds the sound pleasant.
Most American Literature on Colonialism contains text and ideas the refer to the interactions between the colonials with the Indians who later became part of America.
It is interesting to note that American writing commenced with the advent of English colonization and exploration of the New World.
Examples of colonial literature are those authored by the following:
Captain John Smith
Some of the early colonial works of literature that were published include but are not limited to:
Bay Psalm Book (1640) by Roger Williams and Thomas H. They seemed interested in the possibility of creating religious colonial states.
Anne Bradstreet also wrote poems that reflected religiousity. Some of them are <em>The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America (1650).</em>
Edward Taylor was also credited for writing spiritual materials that were not published until about 200 years after he passed.
It is worthy of note that Puritans, many of whom have been named above ( a group of protestants who were well educated middle-class members of the American scociety) had a stronger influence on colonial Literature.
This group was persecuted out of England for revolting against the practices of the Roman Catholic Church. To put a distance between themselves and the persecution of the Church, they migrated to America.
Their works dominated colonial literature many of which were written in the 1600s. Their experiences with persecution were of course reflected in their writings.
It is clear from the above that the correct answer is <u>E) I, II, </u><u>and</u><u> IV.</u>
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