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Campaign Speech, Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1936
During the 1936 campaign for the American Presidency, President Roosevelt answered the attacks on the New Deal with verve, as in the Chicago speech of October 14, an excerpt of which is reprinted below.

Roosevelt, Franklin D. "Campaign Speech Chicago, October 14, 1936." Great Speeches. Ed. John Grafton. Dover Thrift ed. New York: Dover Publications, 1999. 52-56. Print.

Roosevelt uses many rhetorical questions in lines 32-54 for all of the following reasons EXCEPT:

A

He wants to relate to all of the audience members.

B

He wants the audience to consider the difference between their current economical state as compared to four years ago.

C

He wants to utilize repetition of a rhetorical device in order to make his argument more effective.

D

He wants to make it seem like he's still debating over the country's current economic state.