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SAT® Subject Test in Literature

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Use of satire

SATLIT-XNIETM

Speech on the Babies

How does Twain use satire to reinforce his message about child-care being comparable to fighting a war?

A

Constantly asks rhetorical questions to make the audience think.

B

Oversaturates the piece with much sarcasm and irony.

C

Juxtaposes the two so ordinary childcare is reimagined as tough.

D

Addresses the audience directly so they are more involved.

E

Exaggerates or understates everything about babies.