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Rhetorical Effect of Lines 19-24

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Presidential Address Following Pearl Harbor Attacks, Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Roosevelt, Franklin Delano. "A Date Which Will Live in Infamy: FDR Asks for a Declaration of War." 8 Dec. 1941. Historymatters.gmu.edu. Web. 08 Sept. 2016.

The repetition in lines 19-24 accomplishes all of the following EXCEPT

A

adding urgency to the situation.

B

implying that Japan has more important enemies.

C

emphasizing the gravity of the situation and the threat that Japan poses.

D

ensuring that the audience remembers that the Japanese are now considered the enemy.

E

establishing ethos.