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Rhetorical device in Lines 56-58

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Civil Disobedience, Henry David Thoreau

Thoreau, Henry David. "Civil Disobedience." 1849. The Thoreau Reader. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Aug. 2016.

Which of the following rhetorical devices is used in lines 56-58 (“I ask… better government”)?

A

Analogy, to concretize his discussion of justice and injustice.

B

Personification, to mythologize the logic of his argument.

C

Antithesis, to contrast the real to the ideal.

D

Euphemism, to soften the harshness of his criticism.

E

Metaphor, to obfuscate his real intentions.