The blue hotel
by stephen crane
the palace hotel at fort romper was painted a light blue. it is a shade that is on the legs of a kind of herons, the color causes the bird to declare its
position against any background. the palace hotel, then, was always screaming and howing in a way that made the dazzling winter landscape of
nebraska seem only a gray hush. it stood alone on the prairie, when the snow was falling the town two hundred yards away was not visible. but
when the traveler alighted at the railway station, he had to pass the palace hotel before he could come upon the low, capboard houses which made
up fort romper, it was not to be thought that any traveler could pass the palace hotel without looking at it pat scully, the owner, had proved himself
a master of strategy when he chose his paints. it is true that on clear days, when the great express trains swept through fort romper, passengers
were overcome at the sight.
adapted from stephen crane's "the blue hotel, " 1898
select the correct answer.
why were the passengers most likely overcome by the sight?
a. they noticed the stunning landscape seen every winter
b. they were drawn to the distinct color of the hotel.
c other hotels nearby did not stand out in any way.
d. they were not accustomed to seeing hotels
shakespeares group in the 1600
although both sentences include the exact same words, they have a different meaning due to the missing comma. in sentence 1, the speaker is inviting her grandmother to eat with him/her. on the other hand, in sentence 2, the speaker is telling someone to join him/her to eat a human being: her/his grandmother. therefore, while in sentence 1 the word 'grandma' is in the vocative case, in sentence 2 the word 'grandma' in is the accusative case.
the cafe cozy and was buzzing noisily with activity.
by stephen crane
the palace hotel at fort romper was painted a light blue...