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callielovesyhuu

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What tone does the author use in this excerpt from Ambrose Bierce's "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," which discusses the hanging of an enemy combatant?

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  1. callielovesyhuu
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    The company faced the bridge, staring stonily, motionless. The sentinels, facing the banks of the stream, might have been statues to adorn the bridge. The captain stood with folded arms, silent, observing the work of his subordinates, but making no sign. Death is a dignitary who when he comes announced is to be received with formal manifestations of respect, even by those most familiar with him. In the code of military etiquette silence and fixity are forms of deference. The man who was engaged in being hanged was apparently about thirty-five years of age. He was a civilian, if one might judge from his habit, which was that of a planter. His features were good—a straight nose, firm mouth, broad forehead, from which his long, dark hair was combed straight back, falling behind his ears to the collar of his well-fitting frock coat. He wore a mustache and pointed beard, but no whiskers; his eyes were large and dark gray, and had a kindly expression which one would hardly have expected in one whose neck was in the hemp. Evidently this was no vulgar assassin. The liberal military code makes provision for hanging many kinds of persons, and gentlemen are not excluded. cruel and mocking satiric and biting indignant and disgusted sympathetic and regretful respectful and admiring

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    @TwilightRain1

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    what do u think?

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    @callielovesyhuu

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