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Was the World Made for Man?, Mark Twain, 1903

Twain, Mark. “Was the World Made for Man?" Letters From The Earth: Uncensored Writings by Mark Twain, edited by Bernard Devoto. Harper Perennial, 2004.

The main rhetorical strategy of the final paragraph is intended to


employ statistics and visuals to add credibility to the argument.


indicate the speaker’s own confusion regarding the topic.


emphasize the importance of scientific fact through figurative language.


remove any doubt that the speaker is being satirical.


divulge conclusive evidence that the world was made for man.

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