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"I dunno"

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Was the World Made for Man? Mark Twain

The shift in tone presented when the speaker says I dunno (line 100) occurs PRIMARILY for the purpose of

A

inviting the reader to form his or her own opinion.

B

indicating his sarcastic attitude toward the subject as a whole.

C

deferring to scientific experts in the field.

D

indicating the complexities of the issue at hand.

E

showing the reader that he is not well equipped to make a definitive claim on the issue.