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Coatesville, John Jay Chapman, 1912

Chapman, John Jay. "Coatesville Address." First Anniversary of the Lynching and Murder of Zachariah Walker. Coatesville, Pennsylvania. Web. 25 Apr. 2016.

The main purpose of the author's use of first person in paragraph 1 (lines 1-11) is to


draw a connection between himself, the audience, and the death that occurred.


emphasize the author's awareness of his audience.


promote a more conversational tone.


implicate the perpetrators of the crime more clearly.


contrast his guilt with the innocence of his audience.

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