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The Function of Parentheses in Stanza 7

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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 function of the parentheses in stanza 7 (you see... as I want)?

A

The phrase in the parentheses calls the speaker's credibility into question.

B

The parenthetical phrase interrupts the narrative and indicates a change in focus.

C

The parenthetical phrase interrupts the poem to provide the speaker's sister's point of view.

D

The parenthetical phrase functions as the author's voice interrupting the speaker to provide clarification.

E

The phrase in parentheses provides the reader with an epiphany about the speaker's state of mind.