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The Sonoran Desert route was his favorite. His friends were surprised he could endure the solitude of it, but he cherished the barren miles. Today he’d passed a mile of verbena in full bloom, followed by ten miles with nothing but sagebrush. The next leg promised cliffs, and he loved to imagine scaling them as he traversed the desolate highway. In fact, one was rising in the distance, and the highway would bear right around it. He looked down to cool the temperature, looked up again, and stared. The grill of a tractor trailer, in his lane, was bearing down upon him. How does the excerpt exemplify the ideas King describes in "Danse Macabre"? A. It allows readers to approach a “forbidden door.” B. It provides a “single powerful spectacle” for the imagination’s eye. C. It forces readers to “grapple” with their own mortality. D.It introduces an unlikely “dancing partner.”

Craig Stewart

in English

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Bethany Evans on December 23, 2018

The extract exemplify the ideas King describes in "Danse Macabre" by the provision of a "single powerful spectacle" for the imagination of the eye. The dance of Death, also called Danse Macabre (French), is an artistic genre of the late middle ages, allegory on the universality of death: no matter the station in life, the Dance of Death unites all. The correct answer among all the options listed is the second option, or the letter B. I hope that this the answer has satisfied your query and will be able to help you in your effort, and if you like, feel free to ask another question.

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