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20 October, 13:16

Read these lines from the text:

"Will the dog bite me?" asked Proserpina, fearing the three-headed dog. "What an ugly creature he is!"

"O, never fear," answered her companion. "He never harms people, unless they try to enter my dominions without being sent for, or to get away when I wish to keep them here. Down, Cerberus! Now, my pretty Proserpina, we will drive on."

Why might a reader of this story find verbal irony in King Pluto's statement?

A.) King Pluto is describing only the people that Cerberus will harm, rather than the people he won't harm.

B.) King Pluto says not to fear Cerberus, but Proserpina may want to act in ways that provoke him.

C.) Proserpina fears being bitten by the dog when she should be worried about being stuck in the palace.

D.) Cerberus cannot be a vicious dog, even though he is a huge breed with three heads.

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  1. 20 October, 14:05
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