AP English Literature and Composition Question 463: Answer and Explanation

Question: 463

6. "… her spirit seemed hastening to live within a very brief span as much as many live during a protracted existence" (lines 48–49) is an example of

  • A. circular reasoning
  • B. satire
  • C. foreshadowing
  • D. denouement
  • E. digression

Correct Answer: C


C. This is one of those questions that assumes the student is familiar with the definitions of specific terms. "Seemed hastening" is almost a literal flag waving in front of the reader's eyes signaling that something will happen in the future.