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In the short poem by Emmeline Grangerford, Twain is satirizing bad poetry and bad literature in general.

How is he also satirizing society?

A

Twain is pointing out how hypocritical society is for not honoring the only person who honors death with any sort of reverence.

B

Twain is satirizing how society likes to spend their time and money when it comes to raising their children to be such bad poets.

C

Twain is poking fun at how inefficient the undertaking business is if a little girl could get to a dead body before the actual undertaker.

D

Twain is pointing out how ridiculous the overly-sentimental society is when it comes to death.

E

Twain is only satirizing bad poetry, not society here.

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