Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Xenophobia!

Read the following excerpt from Memories by Marya Zaturensky:

From “Spinners”


Here in this alien crowd I walk apart
Clasping remembered beauty to my heart!



What is the meaning of the phrase “clasping remembered beauty”?

A. imagining future events
B. recalling past event
C. creating current events
D. forgetting past events









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The answer is B. The idea that she is “clasping” something she remembers show a sentimental or nostalgic tone. She clearly holds these memories dear and doesn’t want to let them go or forget them. The word remembered clarifies that this is a thing of the past.

Thanks to Mrs. Cooper's second block class for this great question.  I am sure that you guys are Mrs. Cooper's favorite class by far.  Much better than those first block kids who are always causing her problems!

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