After the trumpet was sounded and the flag folded, a member of the honor guard knelt in front of my frail, aging mother, looked her directly in the eye and in a soft voice, her— and my father—for his service. it was beautiful, and touching, and i was for the recognition of a life well-lived. which best identifies the connotative definition of the highlighted word? question 3 options: breakable, likely to shatter lacking strength thin needing protection or care
the answer is d.
Explanation: The connotation of a word is the meaning given by the context or even by the reader based in the emotions this word gives. Connotation is the antonym of denotation which is the literal meaning of a word (the one we can find in a dictionary). In the given passage, the connotation or connotative definition of the word "soft" is gentle, because the context suggests that the mother thank him with gentleness.
D) Her mother is frail and aging.
The best answer for this question is option D. Although the other options present information that also encourages the reader to empathize with the mother, the information was not included simply for this purpose. These details are essential to the plot. The fact that the mother is frail and aging, however, is not essential to the plot, which indicates that the author included this in order to ellicit an emotional response from the reader.
This happened after a funeral
1. B. FACT
2. C. The words trumpet, honor, and knelt create a tone of respect.
C. lacking strength
Considering the context and tone of the passage, frail as used here connotes lacking strength. This statement gives the impression of aging and weakness. Which expresses the state weakness more than the other options given.
Frail means when something is weak and delicate, thus describing the mother as such indicates that lack of required strength due to old age. This implies that the mother looks weak and aged.
D. need of protection or care
Her mother is frail and aging.
By saying this and adding this unnecesary details to the story the author wants you to sympathize with his mother, in a way that we all do with grandmas because of that fragility.
Her mother is frail and aging
I took the quiz and got the answer wrong and revised and found out it is NOT "This happened after her funeral"
Hope this helps
the answer is thin because within context, the stanza concludes the and frail tone the people have toward each other, and the fact that it would be thin, makes the most sense compared to "pliable" or "not hard or firm to the touch". hope this , good luck.
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