Style In Yann Martel's "life Of Pi"

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This quiz involves the style utilized by Yann Martel in his novel, "Life of Pi. "

  
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1.  “All about me was flatness and infinity, an endless panorama of blue. There was nothing to block my view. The vastness hit me like a punch in the stomach. I fell back, winded. This raft was a joke. It was nothing but a few sticks and a little cork held together by string. Water came through every crack. The depth beneath would make a bird dizzy. I caught sight off the lifeboat. It was no better than half a walnut shell. It held on to the surface of the water like finders gripping the edge of a cliff. It was only a matter time before gravity pulled it down (160).” All of the following choices are examples of figurative language EXCEPT
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2.  “All about me was flatness and infinity, an endless panorama of blue. There was nothing to block my view. The vastness hit me like a punch in the stomach. I fell back, winded. This raft was a joke. It was nothing but a few sticks and a little cork held together by string. Water came through every crack. The depth beneath would make a bird dizzy. I caught sight off the lifeboat. It was no better than half a walnut shell. It held on to the surface of the water like finders gripping the edge of a cliff. It was only a matter time before gravity pulled it down (160).” The tone of this passage is:
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3.  “I laughed. I knew it. I wasn’t hearing voices. I hadn’t gone mad. It was Richard Parker who was speaking to me! The carnivorous rascal. All this time together and he had chosen an hour before we were to die to pipe up. I was elated to be on speaking terms with a tiger. Immediately I was filled with a vulgar curiosity, the sort that movie stars suffer from at the hands of their fans (246).” Which answer best characterizes the way Pi is feeling when he thinks, “I was elated to be on speaking terms with a tiger.”
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4.  “I laughed. I knew it. I wasn’t hearing voices. I hadn’t gone mad. It was Richard Parker who was speaking to me! The carnivorous rascal. All this time together and he had chosen an hour before we were to die to pipe up. I was elated to be on speaking terms with a tiger. Immediately I was filled with a vulgar curiosity, the sort that movie stars suffer from at the hands of their fans (246).” Which of the following is an example of irony?
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5.  “And I survived because I made a point of forgetting. My story started on a calendar day---July 2nd, 1977---and ended on a calendar day---February 14th, 1978---but in between there was no calendar. I did not count days or the weeks or the months. Time is an illusion that only makes us pant. I survived because I forgot even the very notion of time (191-192).” How does this passage display postmodernism?
6.  “And I survived because I made a point of forgetting. My story started on a calendar day---July 2nd, 1977---and ended on a calendar day---February 14th, 1978---but in between there was no calendar. I did not count days or the weeks or the months. Time is an illusion that only makes us pant. I survived because I forgot even the very notion of time (191-192).” Which of the following best characterizes the tone of the passage?
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