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Which lines best reveal Lawrence Ferlinghetti's troubled view of modern American society?
To the Oracle at Delphi
by Lawrence Ferlinghetti (excerpt)
I, Americus, the American,
wrought from the dark in my mother long ago,
from the dark of ancient Europa—
Why are you staring at me now
in the dusk of our civilization--
Why are you staring at me
as if I were America itself
the new Empire
vaster than any in ancient days
with its electronic highways
carrying its corporate monoculture
around the world
And English the Latin of our days—
Great Oracle, sleeping through the centuries,
Awaken now at last
And tell us how to save us from ourselves
and how to survive our own rulers
who would make a plutocracy of our democracy
in the Great Divide
between the rich and the poor
in whom Walt Whitman heard America singing
a. Why are you staring at me now
b. vaster than any in ancient days
c. carrying its corporate monoculture
d. And tell us how to save us from ourselves
e. who would make a plutocracy of our democracy
f. between the rich and the poor
I think the answer is D and E

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