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Choice of the word "equilibrium" in "A Law of Acceleration"

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A Law of Acceleration, Henry Adams, 1904

Adams, Henry. "A Law of Acceleration." Bartleby.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 May 2016.

Which of the following best describes the effect of the repetition of the word "equilibrium" in lines 9 and 11?

A

It creates a contrast with the phrase "accelerate its motion" (line 10).

B

It defines the term "dynamic theory" (line 11).

C

It stresses the author's fear of the theory.

D

It deemphasizes the power of the "contradictions" in line 5.

E

It suggests that the image presented in lines 9-11 is false.