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"I see young men, my townsmen…"

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I see young men, my townsmen, whose misfortune it is to have inherited farms houses, barns, cattle, and farming tools: for these are more easily acquired than got rid of. Better if they had been born in the open pasture and suckled by a wolf, that they might have seen with clearer eyes what field they were called to labor in. Who made them serfs of the soil? Why should they eat their sixty acres, when man is condemned to eat only his peck of dirt?

What literary device is NOT evident in this passage?

A

Allusion

B

Rhetorical question

C

Paradox

D

Simile

E

All literary devices are evident in the passage