In "My Father Is a Simple Man," what do the lines "and when the bitter-hard reality / comes at me like a punishing / evil stranger" contain? A. a rhyming couplet B. a simile C. a metaphor D. an allusion


Answer 1
Answer:  A. a rhymingcouple hope i helped

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Question 15 Unsaved Helping Verbs almost always go right before a(n):

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Common Noun

Proper Noun

Action Verb


Helping Verbs almost always go right before an action verb.

Verbs refer to description of an occurrence, action by forming the main part of the predicate in a sentence. Helping or auxiliary verbs are placed before the action verbs. There are two types of helping verbs; primary and model helping verbs.

Primary helping verbs involve:

  • Is, am, are, be, was, were, been, being
  • Does, did and, do
  • Has, have and, had

Model helping verbs include

  • could, can
  • would, will
  • should, shall
  • must
  • might, may.

Examples are:

1. He is watching television.

(In this sentence, is helping verb and watching is an action verb.)

2. I might go shopping.

(In the above sentence, might is the helping verb and go is the action verb.)


In the following sentence, which word is an adverb used to modify a verb?The young girl sadly spoke of her grandfather


The person above me is correct - the word sadly is the only adverb in this sentence, so it must be the one used to modify a verb spoke.
I think the answer is sadly.

What two incidents are described in "the gift"


In "The Gift," Lee discusses two incidents involving the removal of a splinter from another's hand. When he describes removing a splinter from his wife's finger, he alludes to a skilled tenderness on his part: "Look how I shave her thumbnail down / so carefully she feels no pain".

When his father had removed a splinter from a younger Lee's palm, Lee responded with humble appreciation—he gave his father a kiss. Lee digresses—offering some more boastful, even humorous possible responses to having apprehended the removed splinter ("Ore Going Deep for My Heart," "Death visited here!"), and reminding the reader that it is, in fact, he who grew into the adult who removed his wife's splinter. He, by modestly giving his father a kiss, suggests that a gift has merit solely on account of its being a gift—even if that gift is a removed splinter. What ultimately matters is not that Lee had been feeling pain, but that, at the moment he kissed his father, he presently beheld a gift from him.

Lee does not act particularly humble when removing his wife's splinter, however, even though his father was a physician—because, regardless of what this occasion had meant for him in the past, he was presently with his wife, able to give her the gift of relief. Lee has grown and matured; he is able to proudly identify with his giving father, rather than prolong his past identity as a receiving, humble child. ♥ Hope this helps!!

Combine sentence and use coordinate conjection: 1) my bus driver is strict .
she is friendly.
( compund sentence )

2) the engine sputtered.
then it died
( compund verb )


Coordinating conjunctions include for, and, nor, but, or, yet, and so.  
To connect the following sentences using coordinating conjunctions, you can say:
1.    She is friendly, but my bus driver is strict. (The coordinating conjunction used here is “but”.) However, for this sentence to make sense, there has to be a preceding sentence that can further expound the antecedent of the pronoun “she”.

2.    The engine sputtered, and then it died. (The coordinating conjunction used here is “and”.)
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