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Self-Reliance, Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1841

Emerson, Ralph Waldo. "Self-Reliance." Essays, First Series. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 1903. N. pag. Print.

The phrase "Speak your latent conviction" (line 5) is BEST described as

A

a caution that the audience should be careful of what they say to avoid prejudice.

B

a desire for the audience to voice strong opinions they would typically suppress.

C

a reiteration of the importance of honesty.

D

a reminder of the dangers of speaking one's mind.

E

an encouragement of spoken conversation.

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