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Satire and Tone

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Advice to a Young Man on Choosing a Mistress - Benjamin Franklin

All of the following are ways the tone adds to the satirical nature of Franklin’s piece, EXCEPT

A

It hides his harsh criticism behind a lighthearted veil.

B

It gives the impression that he’s speaking from experience.

C

It highlights the comedy inherent in the subject matter.

D

It makes his point more obvious to determine or define.

E

It makes the reader question his assumptions about women.