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Rhetorical Purpose of opening line

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Tilbury Speech, Queen Elizabeth

What is the rhetorical purpose of opening the address with “my loving people”?

A

To set a tone of affection.

B

To balance the following tones of confidence and strength.

C

To distance herself from the “some” who are to follow that argue they must “take heed”.

D

To make herself sound as vulnerable as the people she addresses.

E

All of the above.