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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

establishing the urgency of the situation.

B

implying that Japan has many important enemies.

C

emphasizing the threat that Japan poses to the entire world.

D

painting Japan as an aggressor.

E

demonstrating Japan's military prowess.