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Speaker's Role in "The Colonel"

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The Colonel, Carolyn Forche

Forché, Carolyn. "The Colonel." From The Country Between Us. New York: Harper & Row, 1981. Print.

Which of the following BEST describes the role of the speaker in the poem?

A

An unbiased reporter writing a story.

B

A poet capturing the everyday life of a controversial figure.

C

A foreign correspondent poetically chronicling a barbaric encounter.

D

A tourist unwillingly attending a bizarre dinner party.​

E

An intelligence agent collecting information on a despotic ruler.