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Effect of Epithets in the Bistro Styx

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The Bistro Styx, Rita Dove, 1995

Dove, Rita. "The Bistro Styx." Mother Love. N.p.: Norton, 1995. N. pag. Poets.org. Web. 7 Dec. 2016.

The epithets in lines 14 ("wary aristocratic mole") and 19 ("the brooding artist's demimonde") PRIMARILY serve to

A

evoke a sense of pity for the daughter.

B

allude to the unsavoriness of the daughter's lifestyle.

C

establish the differences between mother and daughter.

D

denigrate the daughter.

E

create tension between the mother and the artist.