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Author's Tone in the Opening of "Of the Coming of John"

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Of the Coming of John, W. E. B. Du Bois, 1903

Du Bois, W. E. B. "Chapter 13 - Of the Coming of John." The Souls of Black Folk. Chicago: A. C. McClurg, 1903. N. pag. Etc.usf.edu. Lit2Go. Web. 4 May 2016.

Which of the following phrases does NOT serve to develop a tone of eager anticipation in lines 1-11?

A

"new gingham" (line 4)

B

"scrubbed and scoured" (lines 3-4)

C

"monster welcome" (line 7)

D

"warm discussions" (line 8)

E

"cloudy day" (line 11)