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Repetition of "Sir" in "Give Me Liberty"

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Give Me Liberty, Patrick Henry

Henry, Patrick. "Give Me Liberty!" Richmond, Virginia. 23 Mar. 1775. History.org. Web. 23 Aug. 2016.

Henry's repetition of the word sir throughout the passage indicates

A

a mutual agreement of equality between the British and the Americans.

B

that the British army is a formidable foe.

C

respect, while subtly undermining those who do not want to join his cause.

D

that the British army has the authority and therefore, should be heeded.

E

respect to the British army.