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Self-Reliance, Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1841

Emerson, Ralph Waldo. "Self-Reliance." Essays, First Series. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 1903. N. pag. Print.

The purpose of the personification in the final sentence of the passage is to

A

frighten the reader into obedience.

B

empower the reader.

C

indicate the reader's competition.

D

highlight the futility of this enterprise to the reader.

E

describe the pitfalls of being creative in isolation.