Hamlet, Part 2: Word Choice and Tone Flashcard Example #15489

From the context, the reader can determine that the word i’ means
In
After analyzing the context, what is the next step the reader should take to determine the meaning of an unknown word?
Predict the definition.
What is nuance?
A small or subtle difference in meaning
Based on context, what is the meaning of harrow up?
Greatly disturb
The attitude of a text toward the subject being discussed is called _________.
Tone
Which is the best definition of poor, as it is used in the passage?
Meager
Which word from the passage is most similar in meaning to wary?
Fear
Which phrase from the passage most helps create a tone of desperation?
Unhand me, gentlemen
Which word in the passage is the key to understanding Ophelia’s tone?
Affrighted
To determine the precise meaning of a word, what should the reader consider? Check all that apply.
1. Context clues
2. Tone
3. Word choice
The word shot, as used in the passage, makes Laertes’ argument more effective because it has a _________.
Negative connotation of peril.

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