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Argument Strategy in "Corn Pone Opinions"

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Corn-Pone Opinions, Mark Twain, 1923

Twain, Mark. "Corn-Pone Opinions." Europe and Elsewhere. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1923. N. pag. Saintjoehigh.com. Web. 4 May 2016.

Lines 49-54 ("I am persuaded that a coldly-thought-out…") help to develop Twain's argument by

A

providing examples to define why original opinions are rare.

B

qualifying and refuting an earlier point.

C

taking a specific argument and making it more general.

D

creating a syllogism to show the logic behind his point of view.

E

undermining the argument that people get their opinions from those who provide for them.