On Compassion Barbara Lazear Ascher

Barbara Lazear Ascher’s "On Compassion"

In paragraph 7 we find each of the following EXCEPTfigurative language
Paragraphs 12 and 13 contain each of the following EXCEPToxymoron
For the speaker, the primary purpose of the sentence “And yet, it may be that these are the conditions that finally give birth to empathy, the mother of compassion” (paragraph 13) isto qualify an impression left by the previous paragraph
The speaker’s tone could best be described asthoughtful and reflective
To advance her thesis, the speaker employs each of the following EXCEPTobjectivity
Upon completing the essay, the reader is most likely to view it as athoughtful appeal
In the essay, the speaker does each of the following EXCEPTenjoins
An important rhetorical shift is signaled by which of the following introductory phrases?“And yet” (paragraph 13)