Read this excerpt from “Why I Write” by George Orwell.


So it is clear what kind of books I wanted to write, in so far as I could be said to want to write books at that time. I wanted to write enormous naturalistic novels with unhappy endings, full of detailed descriptions and arresting similes, and also full of purple passages in which words were used partly for the sake of their sound. And in fact my first completed novel, Burmese Days, which I wrote when I was thirty but projected much earlier, is rather that kind of book.


How does Orwell’s use of language affect the tone of the text?

A. It creates a formal and appreciative tone.

B. It creates an informal and dreamy tone.

C. It creates a formal and revealing tone.

D. It creates an informal and serious tone.

 May 5, 2019


If I may be allowed to regard the word "dreamy" as having connotations similar to those of "reminiscent" and "wistful" then B. would come closest to describing the tone of the paragraph.  Also, I think there are more adjectives than would properly be used in a formal writing.  


 May 5, 2019

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