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The Metamorphosis

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Humor and Irony

METAMO-3QAE9Y

After numerous attempts to "free himself" from the bed, Gregor tells himself that "the most rational thing was to make any sacrifice for even the smallest hope of freeing himself from the bed." The technique that creates irony and humor in this sentence is

A

Bawdy diction

B

The juxtaposition of "most rational" with "any sacrifice"

C

Parody

D

Ribald imagery

E

Mock heroic language