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Use of German in "Tear Down This Wall"

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Tear Down This Wall, Ronald Reagan, 1987

Reagan, Ronald. "Tear Down This Wall." Brandenburg Gate, West Berlin. 12 June 1987. Historyplace.com. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

The author uses phrases in German, instead of English, (lines 18-19) primarily because

A

they explain why there is a division between the people of Berlin.

B

he wants to show a contrast between the two languages.

C

he hopes to create solidarity with the German people.

D

it is dangerous for him to use a different language.

E

the phrases are difficult to translate into English.