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Use of Italics

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

Why are italics used for “miserable,” “happy,” and “grateful”?

A

Stresses how unnecessary compunction or guilt is in this case.

B

Emphasizes why discretion is important when conducting affairs.

C

Accentuates the difference between the two types of women.

D

Highlights how the women’s feelings shouldn’t be neglected.

E

Makes the affair center around the emotional consequences.