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Tone of “things unattempted…

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Paradise Lost, John Milton

The tone of the poet’s statement that his “adventurous Song…intends to soar / Above the Aonian Mount, while it pursues / Things unattempted yet in Prose or Rhime” (lines 13-16) is best described as

A

conceited and sarcastic.

B

arrogant and indignant.

C

self-effacing and solemn.

D

self-aggrandizing and ambitious.

E

reverent and lofty.