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Stylistic Choices - Sentence Variety and Length

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Speech on the Babies

Why is Twain’s sentence variety and length so effective in this piece?

A

It keeps the audience more engaged because it’s unpredictable.

B

It establishes a tempo that is predictable and easy to follow.

C

It makes the audience stop to think and consider his points more.

D

It adds sophistication to his speech with increases his ethos.

E

It creates a natural rhythm that mimics everyday conversation.