Read the passage.
excerpt from "Why I Write"
by George Orwell
One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand. For all one knows that demon is simply the same instinct that makes a baby squall for attention. And yet it is also true that one can write nothing readable unless one constantly struggles to efface one's own personality.
How does Orwell’s word choice affect meaning in this excerpt?
Question 1 options:
A. By using the word instinct, Orwell reinforces the idea that writing is a natural process that all people have an innate desire to participate in.
B. By using words like squall and struggle, Orwell expresses the mindset that a writer must have before he or she begins writing.
C. By using the the word demon to describe the urge to write, Orwell suggests that writing is an impulse that is beyond one’s control.
D. By using words like readable and true, Orwell reinforces the idea that great writing should always communicate what actually happened.
In the poem, the speaker refers to herself as the mother and the book as her child.
Which statement best explains how this affects the poem’s meaning?
Question 3 options:
A. It suggests that writers have the strongest possible bond between themselves and their creative works.
B. It reflects the amount of hard work and time that a writer must invest in order to write a great poem.
C. It establishes that writers depend upon outside support to complete the monumental task before them.
D. It reinforces the idea that writers should care only about their vision of their writing and should ignore outside criticisms.