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clw20441
2015-11-03 08:28:21
All at once I imagined I saw shoal water ahead! The wave of coward agony that surged through me then came near dislocating every joint in me. All my confidence in that crossing vanished. I seized the bell-rope; dropped it, ashamed; seized it again; dropped it once more; clutched it tremblingly once again, and pulled it so feebly that I could hardly hear the stroke myself. Which detail from the passage helps the reader visualize the scene? A. All at once I imagined I saw shoal water ahead! B. The wave of coward agony that surged through me then came near dislocating every joint in me. C. All my confidence in that crossing vanished. D. I seized the bell-rope; dropped it, ashamed; seized it again; dropped it once more; clutched it tremblingly once again, and pulled it so feebly that I could hardly hear the stroke myself. I think it is B but I just want to make sure before I submit the test.
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RegenaAlsbrook469
2015-11-03 11:43:29

As a suggestion, I will say that the answer is: D. I seized the bell-rope; dropped it, ashamed; seized it again; dropped it once more; clutched it tremblingly once again, and pulled it so feebly that I could hardly hear the stroke myself.  I say D. because the description allows you to see the pilot clumsily dropping the rope over and over again.  You can also picture his embarrassment and shame due to his lack of focus and tact.  That is just my opinion.  If you think otherwise, you can choose otherwise.  I wish you the best, on your test.

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