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Q: Read the excerpt from "The Signalman" and then answer the question that follows. "On either side, a dripping-wet wall of jagged stone, excluding all view but a strip of sky; the perspective one
way, only a crooked prolongation of this great dungeon; the shorter perspective in the other direction, terminating in a gloomy red light, and the gloomier entrance to a black tunnel, in whose massive architecture there was a barbarous, depressing, and forbidding air. So little sunlight ever found its way to this spot, that it had an earthy deadly smell; and so much cold wind rushed through it, that it struck chill to me, as if I had left the natural world." The author describes the scene in this way in order to A. contribute to the falling action of the plot. B. create a mood of confusion and dread. C. add external conflict by showing that there is no way out. D. build internal conflict in the narrator about whether he should keep going.
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User: Read the excerpt from "The Signalman" and then answer the question that follows. "On either side, a dripping-wet wall of jagged stone, excluding all view but a strip of sky; the perspective one way, only a crooked prolongation of this great dungeon; the shorter perspective in the other direction, terminating in a gloomy red light, and the gloomier entrance to a black tunnel, in whose massive architecture there was a barbarous, depressing, and forbidding air. So little sunlight ever found its way to this spot, that it had an earthy deadly smell; and so much cold wind rushed through it, that it struck chill to me, as if I had left the natural world." The author describes the scene in this way in order to A. contribute to the falling action of the plot. B. create a mood of confusion and dread. C. add external conflict by showing that there is no way out. D. build internal conflict in the narrator about whether he should keep going.

Weegy: what is the question?
jonsyg|Points 1084|

User: As the signalman is relating the chilling tale of the woman who died while riding the train, the narrator describes the wind passing through the wires above. Which of the following BEST describes how this relates to the story? A. It reinforces the suspenseful plot of the story. B. It introduces an element of dramatic irony to the story. C. It adds to the author's characterization of the narrator as gullible. D. It changes the point of view from which the story is being told.

Weegy: I am not sure which story you are describing but I believe the answer is A. It reinforces the suspenseful plot of the story.
hedgewhirl09|Points 304|

User: The plot of "The Signalman" reaches a climax when A. the signalman follows the spectre into the tunnel. B. the narrator learns that the signalman has died. C. the signalman cries out in distress about his inability to understand the spectre's messages. D. the narrator sees a man waving his right arm and believes in terror that he has seen the spectre.

Weegy: I believe the answer should be B. the narrator learns that the signalman has died.
hedgewhirl09|Points 304|

User: Which of the following presents the clearest example of the author's use of characterization to reinforce the plot? A. The signalman takes the narrator into his confidence. B. The narrator cannot tell the reader definitively that the signalman is a man to be trusted. C. The signalman doesn't seem to like his job very much. D. The narrator thinks that the signalman is a highly intelligent and well educated individual.

Weegy: B. The narrator cannot tell the reader definitively that the signalman is a man to be trusted.
borrow54|Points 0|

User: Which of the following statements about the story provides the most convincing evidence of how the author uses foreshadowing to advance the plot? A. The narrator asks the signalman if he can come down the hill. B. The signalman instructs the narrator not to call out to him again. C. The narrator finds a path leading down to the signalman. D. The signalman seems to be a lonely man doing a job that is beneath him.

Weegy: The statement below provides the most convincing evidence f how the author uses foreshadowing to advance the plot: - The narrator finds a path leading down to the signalman.
emdjay23|Points 1116|

User: Taking the author's past into consideration, which of the following desires could have inspired him to write "The Signalman"? A. to share his preoccupation with occultism B. to reiterate his love for train travel C. to exorcize his fear of the supernatural D. to promote social change in the workplace

Weegy: =] [ ultismB.to%20reiterate%20his%20love%20for%20train%20travelC.to%20exorcize%20his%20fear%20of%20the%20supernaturalD.to%20promote%20social%20change%20in%20the%20workplace ]
googoogaga|Points 262|

User: Base your answer to this question on the quote below. "In my turn, I stepped back. But in making the action, I detected in his eyes some latent fear of me. This put the monstrous thought to flight." This quote BEST serves to A. contribute to the rising action of the plot. B. foreshadow the death of the signalman at the hands of the narrator. C. add a dimension of uncertainty to the setting. D. add to the characterization of the ghost as the antagonist.

Weegy: B. foreshadow the death of the signalman at the hands of the narrator.
bdhouston|Points 782|

User: Which of the following is the BEST example of how the author uses suspense to advance the plot? A. The narrator thinks the signalman is a safe person. B. The signalman replies to the narrator's remarks without hesitation and with well chosen words. C. The narrator tells the signalman he will be back the next day. D. The signalman looks down the tracks instead of up at the narrator when he is first spoken to.

Weegy: C. The narrator tells the signalman he will be back the next day.
debnjerry|Points 46001|

User: The author includes information about the signalman's past in order to A. demonstrate that the signalman is credible. B. show that the signalman suffered greatly. C. reveal the menacing nature of the signalman. D. indicate that the signalman is actually a ghost.

Weegy: B. show that the signalman suffered greatly.
cavecilla|Points 420|

User: Novels such as Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickleby show Dickens' penchant for mixing A. fantasy with suspense. B. mystery with humor. C. humor with horror. D. romance with suspense.

Weegy: a
selymi|Points 10336|

User: Early on in the story the narrator mentions the sound of wind through the wires strung overhead: "The wind in the wires took up the story . . ." Taking the plot's rising action at this point into account, which of the following literary devices is the author most likely using? A. creative license B. irony C. extended metaphor D. personification

Weegy: c. metaphor
JennBrantley|Points 12|

User: How does the author show internal conflict in the narrator? A. The narrator has no reason to visit the signalman, yet he feels compelled to do so anyway. B. The narrator is frightened of the signalman even though he knows he has no reason to fear him. C. The narrator believes the signalman is credible, but he has difficulty believing the signalman's story. D. The narrator fully believes the signalman's story but feels powerless to help the signalman defeat the spectre.

Weegy: You will have to be more specific in what you are asking. This questoin doesn't even list the name of the story/poem etc.
debnjerry|Points 46001|

User: in signlalman How does the author show internal conflict in the narrator? A. The narrator has no reason to visit the signalman, yet he feels compelled to do so anyway. B. The narrator is frightened of the signalman even though he knows he has no reason to fear him. C. The narrator believes the signalman is credible, but he has difficulty believing the signalman's story. D. The narrator fully believes the signalman's story but feels powerless to help the signalman defeat the spectre.

Weegy: You will have to be more specific in what you are asking. This questoin doesn't even list the name of the story/poem etc.
debnjerry|Points 46001|

User: While the signalman is describing the actions of the person he sees by the mouth of the tunnel, the narrator says in his mind, "For God's sake clear the way!" Which of the following literary devices does this BEST exemplify? A. characterization B. figurative language C. foreshadowing D. dramatic irony

Weegy: D. dramatic irony
ANGEEELICA|Points 7867|

User: Which interesting fact about Dickens' life could most directly apply to the manner in which he constructed the plot in his story "The Signalman"? A. He worked in a factory as a child. B. At one point in his life, he wrote humorous sketches of everyday life in London, England. C. He was a law clerk at fifteen years of age. D. When he first began writing professionally, his pay was based on the number of words he wrote.

Weegy: B. At one point in his life, he wrote humorous sketches of everyday life in London, England.
cavecilla|Points 420|

User: During the course of the story, the signalman describes himself running into the tunnel in an attempt to catch up with the spectre. He says that he "saw the wet stains stealing down the walls." Which literary device is the author using to help build suspense with this description? A. dramatic irony B. foreshadowing C. metaphor D. personification

Weegy: c. metaphor
clark_chadd|Points 45|

User: Charles Dickens' childhood experiences most likely contributed to his A. academic style of writing. B. desire for social reform. C. longing for adventure and travel. D. humorless, solemn personality.

Weegy: D. humorless, solemn personality.
utahclock|Points 137|

User: Which excerpt BEST demonstrates the author's use of foreshadowing in "The Signalman"? A. All that I have here condensed, he said in a quiet manner, with his grave dark regards divided between me and the fire. B. He had made his bed and he lay upon it. It was far too late to make another. C. "My good fellow, what should I do there? However, be that as it may, I never was there, you may swear." D. "Let me ask you a parting question. What made you cry 'Halloa! Below there!' to-night?"

Weegy: C. "My good fellow, what should I do there? However, be that as it may, I never was there, you may swear."
thederby|Points 1530|

User: At the beginning of the story, the signalman does not trust himself when he first sees the narrator. This is an example of A. foreshadowing. B. internal conflict. C. external conflict. D. extended metaphor.

Weegy: D. extended metaphor.
cavecilla|Points 420|

User: Read the excerpt from "The Signalman" and then answer the question that follows. "In a word, I should have set this man down as one of the safest of men to be employed in that capacity, but for the circumstance that while he was speaking to me he twice broke off with a fallen colour, turned his face towards the little bell when it did NOT ring, opened the door of the hut (which was kept shut to exclude the unhealthy damp), and looked out towards the red light near the mouth of the tunnel. On both of those occasions, he came back to the fire with the inexplicable air upon him . . ." This excerpt BEST serves to A. develop external conflict between the two characters. B. use the setting to disorientate the reader. C. characterize the narrator through his observations. D. create suspense and add to the rising action.

Weegy: C. characterize the narrator through his observations.
papop|Points 184|

User: The author includes information about the signalman's past in order to A. demonstrate that the signalman is credible. B. show that the signalman suffered greatly. C. reveal the menacing nature of the signalman. D. indicate that the signalman is actually a ghost.

Weegy: B. show that the signalman suffered greatly.
cavecilla|Points 420|

User: How does the author show internal conflict in the narrator? A. The narrator has no reason to visit the signalman, yet he feels compelled to do so anyway. B. The narrator is frightened of the signalman even though he knows he has no reason to fear him. C. The narrator believes the signalman is credible, but he has difficulty believing the signalman's story. D. The narrator fully believes the signalman's story but feels powerless to help the signalman defeat the spectre.

Weegy: You will have to be more specific in what you are asking. This questoin doesn't even list the name of the story/poem etc.
debnjerry|Points 46001|

User: Early on in the story the narrator mentions the sound of wind through the wires strung overhead: "The wind in the wires took up the story . . ." Taking the plot's rising action at this point into account, which of the following literary devices is the author most likely using? A. creative license B. irony C. extended metaphor D. personification

Weegy: c. metaphor
JennBrantley|Points 12|

User: How does the author show internal conflict in the narrator? A. The narrator has no reason to visit the signalman, yet he feels compelled to do so anyway. B. The narrator is frightened of the signalman even though he knows he has no reason to fear him. C. The narrator believes the signalman is credible, but he has difficulty believing the signalman's story. D. The narrator fully believes the signalman's story but feels powerless to help the signalman defeat the spectre.

Weegy: You will have to be more specific in what you are asking. This questoin doesn't even list the name of the story/poem etc.
debnjerry|Points 46001|

User: Which excerpt BEST demonstrates the author's use of foreshadowing in "The Signalman"? A. All that I have here condensed, he said in a quiet manner, with his grave dark regards divided between me and the fire. B. He had made his bed and he lay upon it. It was far too late to make another. C. "My good fellow, what should I do there? However, be that as it may, I never was there, you may swear." D. "Let me ask you a parting question. What made you cry 'Halloa! Below there!' to-night?"

Weegy: C. "My good fellow, what should I do there? However, be that as it may, I never was there, you may swear."
thederby|Points 1530|

User: During the course of the story, the signalman describes himself running into the tunnel in an attempt to catch up with the spectre. He says that he "saw the wet stains stealing down the walls." Which literary device is the author using to help build suspense with this description? A. dramatic irony B. foreshadowing C. metaphor D. personification

Weegy: c. metaphor
clark_chadd|Points 45|

User: Charles Dickens' childhood experiences most likely contributed to his A. academic style of writing. B. desire for social reform. C. longing for adventure and travel. D. humorless, solemn personality.

Weegy: D. humorless, solemn personality.
utahclock|Points 137|

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