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"Gossiping Mosquitos" in Dark August

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Dark August by Derek Walcott

Walcott, Derek. "Dark August - Derek Walcott." Poemhunter.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 June 2016.

What is the effect of the phrase "gossiping mosquitoes" in line 14?

A

The personification of the mosquitoes influences the reader to think of the speaker as a human.

B

The sound created by this line emphasizes the lack of other human voices in the setting.

C

The negative connotation of the line creates an ominous mood.

D

The phrase characterizes the speaker as angry and frustrated.

E

The phrase indicates a shift in the speaker's focus.