Read the passage from The Farewell Speech.
I do assure you there is no prince that loves his subjects better, or whose love can countervail our love. There is no jewel, be it of never so rich a price, which I set before this jewel: I mean your love. For I do esteem it more than any treasure or riches; for that we know how to prize, but love and thanks I count invaluable.
The repetition of the word “love” is effective because it
A. helps the author to establish a third-person point of view.
B. creates a romantic tone right from the beginning of the speech.
C. emphasizes the speaker’s respect and affection for the audience.
D. provides organization so the speaker’s thoughts progress logically.