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Diction and purpose 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.

The author describes "conformity" as "unconscious" (lines 77-81) in order to

A

create a sympathetic understanding of the situation.

B

provide a link between conformity and individuality.

C

imply that individuals should have the strength to resist conformity.

D

emphasize his sense of frustration about the situation.

E

create a scornful tone toward those who conform.