?

AP® English Language

Free Version

Upgrade subject to access all content

Difficult

First sentence of paragraph 4

APENLA-NNSL1L

No Man Is An Island (Meditation XVII), John Donne, 1624

Donne, John. "No Man Is An Island (Meditation XVII)." Online-literature.com. The Literature Network, n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

The first sentence of paragraph 4 (“No man…the main”) is best characterized as which of the following combinations of form and content?

A

The sentence is an antithesis expressed in metaphorical terms.

B

The sentence is an aphorism expressed in a hyperbolic terms.

C

The sentence is an elliptical construction expressed in euphemistic terms.

D

The sentence is a cliché expressed in archaic terms.

E

The sentence is a syllogism expressed in personified terms.