Read the excerpt below from the novel It by Stephen King and answer the question that follows. Richie had felt a mad, exhilarati
ng kind of energy growing in the room. . . . He thought he recognized the feeling from his childhood, when he felt it every day and had come to take it merely as a matter of course. He supposed that, if he had ever thought about that deep-running aquifer of energy as a kid (he could not recall that he ever had), he would have simply dismissed it as a fact of life, something that would always be there, like the color of his eyes . . . . Well, that hadn't turned out to be true. The energy you drew on so extravagantly when you were a kid, the energy you thought would never exhaust itself—that slipped away somewhere between eighteen and twenty-four, to be replaced by something much duller . . . purpose, maybe, or goals . . . . Source: King, Stephen. It. New York: Penguin, 1987. Print. Which word describes the tone in this excerpt best? optimistic nostalgic ironic romantic
In this excerpt from <em>It</em> by Stephen King, the part in the elypsis (...) talks about how the character is experiencing these feelings as while he was doing cocaine. While he was at it, he started to find a similarity between the high he was feeling and the thrill of childhood, but not quite.