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Rhetorical Function of Lines 1-5

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On the Death of Martin Luther King, Robert F. Kennedy

Kennedy, Robert Francis. "On the Death of Martin Luther King Jr." The History Place. N.p., 4 Apr. 1968. Web. 17 Aug. 2016.

The PRIMARY rhetorical function of the first paragraph (lines 1-5) is to

A

suggest Martin Luther King’s wide influence.

B

provide details of Martin Luther King’s death.

C

incite moral outrage in the audience.

D

establish the speaker’s close relationship with Martin Luther King.

E

promote the speaker’s own message of peace and tolerance.