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Function of Parentheses in Line 8

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To The Reader, 1580

De Montaigne, Michel. "To The Reader." Essays of Michel De Montaigne. N.p.: n.p., 1877. N. pag. Project Gutenberg. 17 Sept. 2006. Web. 13 Apr. 2016.

In line 8, what is the rhetorical function of the parentheses?

A

To offer an aside to the reader.

B

To provide a clarifying definition.

C

To interject with a contradiction.

D

To offset a quotation from another person.

E

To indicate action taken by a character.