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In Flander's field by John McCrae.

Readers are unsure whether the speaker is bitter about the loss of his life and his inability to any more enjoy things like life, dawn, sunsets, and love. The third stanza, however, deals with this issue. Read the third stanza once again.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.


How does the speaker say the dead will react if those who are still alive carry on fighting? A. the dead will rise from their graves B. the dead will forgive their enemies C. the dead will rest in peace D. the dead “shall not sleep”

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C. the dead will rest in peace.


If they DIDN'T rest in peace (R.I.P), then the answer would've been "D. the dead 'shall not sleep'".


Thus, the dead will rest in peace.


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