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Type: Multiple-Choice
Category: Colons and Semicolons
Level: Grade 9
Standards: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2b
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Grade 9 Colons and Semicolons CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2b

"The eldest Oyster looked at him,
But never a word he said:
The eldest Oyster winked his eye,
And shook his heavy head --
Meaning to say he did not choose
To leave the oyster-bed."

Which choice best represents how the poet uses the colon in line 2?
  1. To introduce dialogue
  2. To introduce a list
  3. To emphasize a key point
  4. To connect two closely-related clauses
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