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Word Choice in "Corn Pone Opinions"

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Corn-Pone Opinions, Mark Twain, 1923

Twain, Mark. "Corn-Pone Opinions." Europe and Elsewhere. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1923. N. pag. Saintjoehigh.com. Web. 4 May 2016.

When the author uses the term "slave" (line 68-69) to describe why women wear the "hoopskirt," he is developing his argument by

A

using a specific example to create a logical relationship between the woman's personal desire and her own self-approval.

B

employing a metaphor to create strong emotion, demonstrating how self-approval influences one's choices.

C

developing his sense of authority on the topic.

D

contrasting a trivial topic with one of importance.

E

adding a claim to undermine the point that his friend made earlier.