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Essay's Tone of Lines 11-14

SATLIT-BENEYJ

Of Studies, Francis Bacon

The tone of the following sentence in lines 11-14:

And therefore, if a man write little, he had need have a great memory; if he confer little, he had need have a present wit; and if he read little, he had need have much cunning, to seem to know that he doth not”

...is best described as

A

didactic with a touch of humor.

B

imperative with a touch of anger.

C

pompous with a touch of melancholy.

D

haughty with a touch of sarcasm.

E

cynical with a touch of irony.