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All the best .. ':good' The poetic expressiveness and [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2006, 12:27
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The poetic expressiveness and creativity of Japanese women poets of the Manyoshu era is generally regarded as a manifestation of the freedom and relatively high political and economic status women of that era enjoyed. During the Heian period (A.D. 794-1185) which followed, Japanese women became increasingly relegated to domestic roles under the influence of Buddhism and Confucianism, which excluded women from the political and economic arenas. Yet, since poetry of the period came to be defined solely as short lyrical poetry, known as waka, and became the prevailing means of expressing love, women continued to excel in and play a central role in the development of classical Japanese poetry. Moreover, while official Japanese documents were written in Chinese, the phoenetic alphabet kana was used for poetry. Also referred to as onna moji ("women's letters"), kana was not deemed sufficiently sophisticated for use by Japanese men, who continued to write Chinese poetry, increasingly for expressing religious ideas and as an intellectual pastime. Chinese poetry ultimately yielded, then, to waka as the mainstream of Japanese poetry.

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Based on the passage, mainstream Japanese poetry of the Heian period can best be described as

(A) philosophical in its concern
(B) more refined than the poetry of the Manyoshu era
(C) an outgowth of Buddhism and Confucianism
(D) sentimental in nature and lyrical in style
(E) written primarily for a female audience

Question 5

Which of the following statements about kana finds the LEAST support in the passage?

(A) It was based on the sound of the Japanese language.
(B) It was used primarily by Japanese women.
(C) It was used for Japanese poetry but not for Japanese prose.
(D) It was used in Japan after A.D. 793.
(E) It was considered inappropriate for austere subject matter.

Question 6

The author's primary purpose in the passage is to

(A) refute a commonly accepted explanation for the role of women in the development of Japanese poetry
(B) identify the reasons for the popularity of a distinct form of literary expression in Japan
(C) distinguish between the Japanese poetry of one historical period with that of another
(D) trace the influence of religion on the development of Japanese poetry
(E) provide an explanation for the role of women in the development of Japanese poetry :good
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C - Straight from the passage

C - There is no mention of prose in the passage

E - In the whole passage we are concerned with the poetry by women and then in the final sentence we also concluded that in the end waka (used by Jap women) is the language of mainstream Jap poetry.
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ps_dahiya wrote:
C - Straight from the passage

C - There is no mention of prose in the passage

E - In the whole passage we are concerned with the poetry by women and then in the final sentence we also concluded that in the end waka (used by Jap women) is the language of mainstream Jap poetry.



Answers are - D, C, and E.
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sharadGmat wrote:
ps_dahiya wrote:
C - Straight from the passage

C - There is no mention of prose in the passage

E - In the whole passage we are concerned with the poetry by women and then in the final sentence we also concluded that in the end waka (used by Jap women) is the language of mainstream Jap poetry.



Answers are - D, C, and E.
How much time did you take inall ?

For question 1, I was thinking of D and was about to answer that :wall :wall :wall

Eventhough I did not notice the exact time but in all it took me around 5 minutes. My screensaver starts in 3 minutes. When I was answering the second question then my screensaver started and when I answered all the questions then screensaver did not start second time. So its definately less than 6 minutes but I think its about 5 minutes. Good quant isn't it :wink: :wink: :wink:
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2006, 15:59
4.
D because from passage:
"Yet, since poetry of the period came to be defined solely as short lyrical poetry"


5.
C, what is Japanese Prose?...(I did not see it in the passage, I have to google it and find out what Prose means.)

6.
E,
"... era is generally regarded as a manifestation of the freedom and relatively high political and economic status women of that era enjoyed"
and then the passage goes about talking about the style and the writing style of Kana vs. Chinese poetry.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2006, 17:18
acfuture wrote:
4.
D because from passage:
"Yet, since poetry of the period came to be defined solely as short lyrical poetry"


5.
C, what is Japanese Prose?...(I did not see it in the passage, I have to google it and find out what Prose means.)

6.
E,
"... era is generally regarded as a manifestation of the freedom and relatively high political and economic status women of that era enjoyed"
and then the passage goes about talking about the style and the writing style of Kana vs. Chinese poetry.


I think 5 mins awesome..I spent good 6+ mins and got all wrong..:) .. : )
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sharadGmat wrote:
acfuture wrote:
4.
D because from passage:
"Yet, since poetry of the period came to be defined solely as short lyrical poetry"


5.
C, what is Japanese Prose?...(I did not see it in the passage, I have to google it and find out what Prose means.)

6.
E,
"... era is generally regarded as a manifestation of the freedom and relatively high political and economic status women of that era enjoyed"
and then the passage goes about talking about the style and the writing style of Kana vs. Chinese poetry.


I think 5 mins awesome..I spent good 6+ mins and got all wrong..:) .. : )


5mins...?? more like 6min... net yet... :-D trying though..
I have tried the note taking strategy, but for me and this is just me, it does not work well. I end up spending too much time instead.
As for me, I give 3min (max) reading time, and try to attack the questions.
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acfuture wrote:
sharadGmat wrote:
acfuture wrote:
4.
D because from passage:
"Yet, since poetry of the period came to be defined solely as short lyrical poetry"


5.
C, what is Japanese Prose?...(I did not see it in the passage, I have to google it and find out what Prose means.)

6.
E,
"... era is generally regarded as a manifestation of the freedom and relatively high political and economic status women of that era enjoyed"
and then the passage goes about talking about the style and the writing style of Kana vs. Chinese poetry.


I think 5 mins awesome..I spent good 6+ mins and got all wrong..:) .. : )


5mins...?? more like 6min... net yet... :-D trying though..
I have tried the note taking strategy, but for me and this is just me, it does not work well. I end up spending too much time instead.
As for me, I give 3min (max) reading time, and try to attack the questions.


I think notes taking strategy doesn't work for most the people. Its time consuming and you spend time taking notes rather than reading the passage carefully.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2006, 20:42
D
C
E

took less than 6 mins........
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