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The Colonel Style

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The Colonel, Carolyn Forché

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

How does the poet's style create the sense of an interior monologue?

A

The structure indicates that the speaker is mentally organizing her own thoughts.

B

The items she mentions seem related in a chain of thoughts.

C

There is no punctuation to delineate dialogue.

D

The sparse use of figurative language indicates that she is still mentally formulating her poem.

E

Her diction is less formal than what is typically used with an external audience.