posted by lyla
Read this excerpt from Alexander Pope's The Rape of Lock
"No common weapons in their hands are found/ Like gods they fight l, nor dead a mortal wound.../ See, fierce Belinda on the Baron flies/ With more than usual lightning in her eyes..."
This account of the conflict between Belinda and the Baron ____.
A.) uses satireto ridicule the upper class
B.) uses irony to portray the ruling classes as noble
C.) uses sarcasm to indicate contempt for the lower class
D.) uses understatement to downplay the rift between the class
I would say the answer is D because they are describing it casually.
Consider the use of these phrases and words:
no common weapons
more than usual lightning