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Differing Use of the Dash in Lines 25 and 33

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On the Death of Martin Luther King, Robert F. Kennedy

Kennedy, Robert Francis. "On the Death of Martin Luther King Jr." The History Place. N.p., 4 Apr. 1968. Web. 17 Aug. 2016.

What are the different effects of the dashes in line 25 and line 33?

A

The dash in line 25 separates two independent clauses; the dash in line 33 offsets parenthetical information from the main clause.

B

The dash in line 25 indicates the speaker’s reflective pause; the dash in line 33 breaks the speech to allow the audience to reflect.

C

The dash in line 25 illustrates the speaker’s internal frustration; the dash in line 33 suggests the speaker’s resignation from that frustration.

D

The dash in line 25 suggests a pause for self-correction; the dash in line 33 suggests an emotional stammer in the speaker’s delivery.

E

The dash in line 25 signals a transition from a formal to informal style; the dash in line 33 signals a transition from an informal to formal style.