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Rhetorical Question in Lines 2-3

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The Centaur, May Swenson

Swenson, May. "The Centaur." 1958. All USU Press Publications. Book 97. Utah State UP, 2007. http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/usupress_pubs/97. Web. 25 July 2016.

The rhetorical question in lines 2-3 PRIMARILY serves to

A

suggest that the speaker is ten years old for more than one summer.

B

emphasize the speaker's sense of the importance of the summer when she was ten years old.

C

emphasize that the summer was unusually long.

D

create doubt the speaker remembers the summer when she was ten.

E

create a factual and logical outlook by which to understand the summer's events.