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Meaning of Phrase in Context in "To the Moon"

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We Choose to Go to the Moon, John F. Kennedy, 1962

Kennedy, John F. "We Choose to Go to the Moon." The Nation's Space Effort. Rice Stadium, Rice University, Houston, Texas. 12 Sept. 1962. Er.jsc.nasa.gov. Web. 25 Apr. 2016.

The use of the phrase "founder in the backwash of the coming age of space" (lines 73-75) is most likely intended to make the audience feel

A

immature.

B

hopeless.

C

imprisoned.

D

angry.

E

confused.