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Dashes in "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.

The use of dashes in lines 30 and 46 best serves to

A

express the author's point of view of the townspeople.

B

show a contrast in expectation and reality while indicating a sense of shocked disbelief.

C

introduce the contrast between blacks and whites in the South.

D

show the townspeople's disapproval of John's new ideas.

E

create a tone of anger and betrayal.