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Follow the link to read from the story “A&P.” Read through the middle of the second paragraph when the narrator states,

“She was the queen.”

In the middle of the second paragraph, the narrator describes the girl whom he refers to as “the queen.”

What is the impact of placing the four-word sentence, “She was the queen” in between the much longer sentences that better characterize the piece?


It indicates some level of doubt on the speaker’s part as to the validity of the statement.


It emphasizes the speaker’s clarity on the point.


The length of the sentence indicates the lack of sophistication in the narrator’s thinking.


It reveals how inferior the other girls are to the attitude and behavior of “the queen”.


It ironically suggests how out of place this girl was at the A&P store.

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