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1

In "The American", how is Christopher Newman described?

Determined, intelligent and resourceful

2

In "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", what does Clemens use to tie the episodes together?

Common setting

3

In "God Fashioned the Ship of the World Carefully", the ships travels on the sea with -

No direction

4

In what poem does Crane show the futility of man's pursuit of happiness?

"I Saw a Man Pursuing the Horizon"

5

What is the theme of The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky?

The conflict between civilization and rugged individualism is exemplified in the clash between the settled East and the uncivilized West.

6

What is the theme of God Fashioned the Ship of the World Carefully?

Both God and the Word are responsible for the world’s directionless course.

7

What is the theme of I Saw a Man Pursuing the Horizon?

The pursuit of happiness is absurd.
This poem shows the primary theme of the

8

What is the theme of A Man Said to the Universe?

Whatever controlling power may exist feels no sense of obligation to man.

9

What is the theme of Should the Wide World Roll Away?

The ultimate values are only human values.

10

What is the theme for The Law of Life?

Man's lot is no different from that of the animals.
In order for the species to remain strong, the weak and the ill are weeded out by nature.

11

What does The Law of Life show regarding the continuation of the race?

The story shows that the continuation of the race is more important than the individual.

12

What is the theme of The Octopus.

Man is trapped by economic and social forces.

13

What is the theme of The Octopus.

Man is trapped by economic and social forces.

14

What is the dominant tone of The Man With the Hoe? AND What is the one optimistic implication?

Although the dominant tone is melancholic, the one optimistic implication is the poem's warning implies that a solution to the problem presented is at least possible.

15

What is the dominant tone of The Man With the Hoe? AND What is the one optimistic implication?

Although the dominant tone is melancholic, the one optimistic implication is the poem's warning implies that a solution to the problem presented is at least possible.

16

What is the definition of situational irony?

A contrast between suppositions and reality.

17

What is the major theme of August 2026: There Will Come Soft Rains?

Mankind will wait too long to take action to stop its own destruction.