Read this excerpt from "birdfoot's grampa.” the old man must have stopped our car two dozen times to climb out and gather into his hands the small toads blinded by our lights and leaping, live drops of rain. what are readers most likely to infer from the phrase "blinded by our lights”? a the action in the poem takes place at night. b the weather makes the toads difficult to see. c another car is coming around the bend. d grampa is shining a lantern to see the toads.
a The action in the poem takes place at night.
The toads were found in the middle of the road. The speaker and his grandfather were driving along the road with the lights on because it was night time. In the poem the fact that the toads were blinded by the lights of the grandfather's car is mentioned:" the small toads blinded
by our lights..." The grandfather , then, would get out of the car and save the toads.
i believe the answer is a
B). the toads are still alive
The author probably used that analogy to demonstrate that little things matter too. Most people don't usually attribute any form of respect to something because its small, the author is trying to spread the word that "little things matter too and they also deserve respect"
Prolly the car one
the answer is "to indicate they are worthy of respect"
i just took the quiz, and the answer is C.^
The answer is C) personification
The literary device used in "two dozen times" is hyperbole. A hyperbole is an exaggeration of ideas that are not meant to be taken seriously. For example, "I haven't seen you in ages" is a hyperbole because you may have not seen the person for some time, but the word "ages" adds emphasis to your wait as it seems to have been a very long time since you last saw him.
In this excerpt's line, "the old man" probably stopped the car a few times, but the writer exaggerates it by saying he did so a "dozen times" in order to emphasize the man's actions.