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Repetition and purpose in "Corn Pone Opinions"

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Corn-Pone Opinions, Mark Twain, 1923

Twain, Mark. "Corn-Pone Opinions." Europe and Elsewhere. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1923. N. pag. Saintjoehigh.com. Web. 4 May 2016.

What is the effect of the repetition of the phrase "by my mother" in lines 4 and 21?

A

it shows a shift in point of view.

B

it distances the author from his point of view by providing a reason for his opinions.

C

it highlights the effect of his mother on his personal experience.

D

it confirms his earlier assertion about where opinions come from.

E

it emphasizes the author's strong feelings for his friend.