Charles Baudelaire: Poems

what is the rhetorical situation implied by this poem "To The Reader" By Charles Baudelaire


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Baudelaire presents this forty-line, ten-quatrain poem as an introduction to his volume Flowers of Evil. The rhetorical situation is of a person (the narrator) who is a religious speaker who is expounding on the sins of mankind. His focus uses sarcastic language with which he tells the reader that sometimes people are insincere when they repent, that they commit sins frequently, and that the devil runs the world and all the evil in that world.