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Style and Content of the First Paragraph of "Stickeen"

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Stickeen, John Muir, 1909

Muir, John. Stickeen. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Hardcourt, 1909. Gutenberg.org. The Project Gutenberg. Web. 4 May 2016.

Which of the following statements best describes the style and content of the first paragraph (lines 1-14)?

A

The author uses many descriptive words to set up his argument about the impact of animals on humans.

B

The author moves from general to specific as he catalogues the items they pack for the excursion.

C

The author employs a list to show his initial view of the importance of everyone on the trip.

D

The author utilizes technical terms to illustrate how the adventurers prepared for their journey.

E

The author's word choice shifts from simple to poetic as he introduces his thesis about Nature.