Reading Time Trials
Parallel structure. “Agree”, “meet”, and “resolve” are all present tense.
Line 82 states his name.
The main theme is that Mr. Mallard is alive. Mrs. Mallard’s grieving was not “silent” nor “rageful”, and it is stated that she did love Mr. Mallard sometimes.
“Wares” are items for sale. “Crying his wares” means that the seller was advertising his items.
Mrs. Mallard finally comes to terms with her husband’s death and becomes committed to living without him.
The irony is that Mrs. Mallard’s husband is alive. There is no persuasion or argument, and alliteration requires the use of words with the same starting letter.
Lines 34-38 suggest it was impossible to name.
B is too specific, C mentions prayer, which is not mentioned, and D implies distractions, which are not mentioned.
Right after Mrs. Mallard sees her husband, she dies of a heart attack from the shock.
A and D are too specific: it is nature in general, not just the wind or the trees.
Lines 14-18 state this explicitly.