Read the passage from Hamlet, Act I, Scene iii.Hamlet: … but tellWhy thy canoniz’d bones, hearsed in death,Have burst their cerements;

Read the passage from Hamlet, Act I, Scene iii. Hamlet: ... but tell
Why thy canoniz’d bones, hearsed in death,
Have burst their cerements; why the sepulchre,
Wherein we saw thee quietly inurn’d,55
Hath op’d his ponderous and marble jaws,
To cast thee up again. What may this mean,
That thou, dead corse, again in complete steel
Revisit’st thus the glimpses of the moon ...

Which phrases provide clues that sepulchre means "grave”? Select 3 options.

A-canoniz’d bones
B-hearsed in death
C-we saw thee
D-ponderous and marble jaws
E-the glimpses of the moon

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  1. mark twain, real name samuel langhorne clemens, was an american writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. among his novels are the adventures of tom sawyer and its sequel, the adventures of huckleberry finn, the latter often called "the great american novel". wikipedia

  2. canoniz’d bones
    hearsed in death

    These two phrases help the reader understand the meaning of the word "sepulchre" because they specifically refer to things that you would find in a tomb or a grave. Even if you don't know what "canoniz'd" means (referring to a person who has been sainted), you know that bones are found in a grave. Also, a hearse in modern context is what's used to transport dead bodies, while death is an obvious word related to a grave. 

  3. There are two different phrases that provide cluse that sepulchre means "grave." They are canoniz'd bones and hearsed in death.

    Both of these phrases refer to death. Canonized (canoniz'd) means that a person is declared to be a saint after death. A hearse (hearsed) is an elaborate framework erected over a coffin or tomb. Even if you didn't know what these expressions mean, because it says "in death," it would be helpful in understanding the person is dead.Therefore, these two expressions help the reader infer that sepulchre means grave.

  4. "Wherein we saw thee quietly inurn'd"; "ponderous and marble jaws"

    Explanation: Hamlet is here wondering how it is possible for his dead father to return from his grave; first, he recalls he was wrapped in cerements (a waxed cloth for the dead) but somehow he burst out, and then, he recalls they had "inurn'd" (as when you put something inside an urn) in a place which, now, seemed to had open its "marble jaws" and spit him out. The latter is a clear reference to the heavy marble lids that were placed on top of the graves.

  5. Some phrases like “Why thy cantoniz’d bones” and “That thou, dead corpse” talk about thing that are usually related to death, graves, etc.

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