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A little child came crying towards him in the marketplace, its world a waste of woe because the toy it cherished had been broken in its play. aldebaran would have turned aside on yesterday to press the barbed thought still deeper in his heart that he had been denied the joy of fatherhood. the connotation of the bolded words and phrases creates a certain mood in the beginning of this passage. which word best represents that mood? happiness hope sorrow well-being



  • What are the bolded words and phrases in the passage? A: 'waste of woe', 'fatherhood'.
  • What is the connotation of these words? A: The words create a feeling of sorrow and sadness in the beginning of the passage.