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CR - Jhonson's Distortion [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2006, 17:38
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Johnson is on firm ground when he asserts that the early editors of Dickinson’s poetry often distorted her intentions. Yet Johnson’s own, more faithful, text is still guilty of its own forms of distortion. To standardize Dickinson’s often indecipherable handwritten punctuation by the use of the dash is to render permanent a casual mode of poetic phrasing that Dickinson surely never expected to see in print. It implies that Dickinson chose the dash as her typical mark of punctuation when, in fact, she apparently never made any definitive choice at all.

Which of the following best summarizes the author’s main point?

(A) Although Johnson is right in criticizing Dickinson’s early editors for their distortion of her work, his own text is guilty of equally serious distortions.
(B) Johnson’s use of the dash in his text of Dickinson’s poetry misleads readers about the poet’s intentions.
(C) Because Dickinson never expected her poetry to be published, virtually any attempt at editing it must run counter to her intentions.
(D) Although Johnson’s attempt to produce a more faithful text of Dickinson’s poetry is well-meaning, his study of the material lacks sufficient thoroughness.
(E) Dickinson’s editors, including Johnson, have failed to deal adequately with the problem of deciphering Dickinson’s handwritten manuscripts.

I thought it was D. What about you guys?Thanks in advance!
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2006, 19:55
Was discussed recently.
A it should be.
To summarize the passage we should mention the key point 'distortion ' , as it is the theme of the passage.
D doesn't even mention that .
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2006, 20:18
I think it is B.
Last sentense of the passage says that Dickenson never intended to use as "the dash as her typical mark of punctuation". Johnson used it and "misleads readers about the poet’s intentions".
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2006, 20:22
But dont you think that this line:
Yet Johnson’s own, more faithful, text is still guilty of its own forms of distortion
states that Jhonson's distortions are not as serious as the others? 'A' states that his distortions are as serious which contradicts the passage.

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 [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2006, 15:54
I am going with ^ A ^
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2006, 17:03
kripalkavi wrote:
But dont you think that this line:
Yet Johnson’s own, more faithful, text is still guilty of its own forms of distortion
states that Jhonson's distortions are not as serious as the others? 'A' states that his distortions are as serious which contradicts the passage.

P.S: Thanks a ton for replying to my post! I feel like there is someone listening out there :-D


can you post source of question.
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2006, 04:15
Sure. I found it in a sticky from this site! I'm not sure who put up the sticky but it was a really cool one. It had 1000 RCs, 1000 Crs and 1000 Scs!
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2006, 22:30
i go with A
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