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"in the spring the sun not only exerts…"

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What is rhetorical device is most evident in the following quote?

In spring the sun not only exerts an influence through the increased temperature of the air and earth, but its heat passes through ice a foot or more thick, and is reflected from the bottom in shallow water, and so also warms the water and melts the under side of the ice, at the same time that it is melting it more directly above, making it uneven...

A

polysyndeton

B

symbolism

C

alliteration

D

understatement

E

allusion