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UNSEEN PROSE AND POETRY

Read the passage and answer the question The goldsmith at work is a priest at the altar. As though he was were performing the Eucharist, he is engaged in deliberate motions of reverence. The small vials of various liquids such as mercury are little vessels of communion wine. The minuscule rings of intricately crafted gold are like miniature wafers.

He dips one tiny ring into a liquid, lifts it up to the sky and presses it onto a space in the growing length of necklace. It fits- it is like dipping bread into wine and slipping it between the parted lips of a communicant.

Our lent vigils are not as solemn as the goldsmith's silent solemnity that directs his work. We look on as the wizardry of the master matter craftsman displays itself. We are held in thrall....The use of the above devices creates an atmosphere of

Options

A)
fear
B)
doom
C)
hope
D)
awe

The correct answer is D.

Explanation:

I suggest that the answer be option B, mainly because of expressions like 'we are held in thrall', 'we look on as the wizardry of the master matter craftsman displays itself' - this relating to me a sense of awe and amazement and not of fear.

Explanation provided by Salome


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  • Salome

    I suggest that the answer be option B, mainly because of expressions like 'we are held in thrall', 'we look on as the wizardry of the master matter craftsman displays itself' - this relating to me a sense of awe and amazement and not of fear.

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