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After Gilgamesh slays Humbaba, the text of Book V says

A gentle rain fell onto the mountains. A gentle rain fell onto the mountains (Mitchell 128).

This repetition is significant in that it

A

emphasizes the weather in order to provide a more striking description of the setting.

B

highlights lyrical narrative techniques as a reminder that this epic was first shared orally.

C

highlights the calm before the storm, since the rain foreshadows the death of Gilgamesh.

D

emphasizes how important rain is to the culture of ancient Mesopotamia due to the crops that fed the people.

E

is a song of praise towards the most important god in Ancient Mesopotamia: Hadad, god of rain.

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