He was a huge man in a bright red robe (bright as holly berries) with a...
Explanation: an adjective is a word that describes or modify a noun. An adjective phrase is a group of words that describe a noun or pronoun in a sentence. It can be placed before, or after, the noun or pronoun in the sentence. In the given sentence, the phrase in parentheses is an example of an adjective phrase, that is modifying the noun "rob" (it is describing it, by comparing it with berries).
Solemn- Before the word is used the sentence has a happy tone. Then it adds in "but also solemn" meaning it means the opposite of happy.
THIS IS ONLY IF THE QUESTION ALSO INCLUDES "Read the passage above with accuracy and fluency. Discuss any unfamiliar words from the passage and what strategies you used to understand them."
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boccaccio employs the voice of his narrator dioneo to represent his ideas on the tension between masculinity and femininity. while dioneo excites the members of the brigata and recognizes women for their unique skills and independent ideas, he concludes the decameron with a story reminiscent of the society from which these young aristocrats escaped, revealing misogynistic overtones. dioneo boccaccio is able to explore the gender disparity which is inherent in 14th century florentine society.