What is owned in this sentence? Joey’s car was a brightly colored beauty. A.Joey B.car C.beauty D.brightly
Answer: I would contend that excerpt no. 4 uses irony (“There’s a certain slant of light / On winter afternoons / That oppresses, like the weight / Of cathedral tunes”).
Explanation: Just to elaborate a little on the answer, it can be added that irony is a sharp and concealed, or subtle, mockery. The speaker is here comparing the oppressing feeling caused by the slant of light on winter afternoons to the oppressing feeling caused, in her opinion, by the religious tunes that are played in cathedrals. Obviously tunes do not weigh in the literal meaning of the word, but by using the words in this fashion she sparks the reader’s interest and attention, and “compels” him/her to think further, use his/her imagination, and read between the lines in order to understand the underlying messages or ideas.