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In Letter III, Walton writes a very enthusiastic note to his sister. He states,

Thus far I have gone, tracing a secure way over the pathless seas: the very stars themselves being witnesses and testimonies of my triumph. Why not still proceed over the untamed yet obedient element?

The most striking literary device used in this excerpt is

A

paradox.

B

hyperbole.

C

antithesis.

D

analogy.

E

anaphora.

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