Grade 10 EBSR from Literary Analysis Task (Vocabulary)

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Part A

What does the word vanity mean in these lines from the text “ Daedalus and Icarus ” ?
“ Proud of his success, the foolish Icarus forsook his guide, and, bold in vanity, began to soar ” (lines 348-350)

  • a. arrogance
  • b. fear
  • c. heroism
  • d. enthusiasm

Part B

Which word from the lines of text in Part A best helps the reader understand the meaning of vanity?

  • a. proud
  • b. success
  • c. foolish
  • d. soar

Excerpt from "Daedalus and Icarus" from Ovid's Metamorphoses Volume Two. Copyright © 1941 by Trenchard More, Jr. Used by permission.

 "To A Friend Whose Work Has Come To Triumph" Reprinted by permission of SLL/Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc. Copyright by Anne Sexton.
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