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A Law of Acceleration, Henry Adams, 1904

Adams, Henry. "A Law of Acceleration." N.p., n.d. Web. 4 May 2016.

The author's syntax in lines 11-18 ("Nothing forbids... defies law") is BEST described as


highly parallel, to suggest the comet's sense of power.


a series of short phrases to demonstrate the speed of the comet.


a series of long sentences to mirror the rate at which acceleration is growing.


frequent repetition of key words that seem to propel the comet toward the sun.


using dashes to emphasize a contrast between the comet and historical events.

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