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Critic: Emily Dickinson's poetry demonstrates that meaning cannot reside entirely within a poem itself, but is
always the unique result of an interaction between a reader's system of beliefs and the poem; and, of course,
any two readers from different cultures or eras have radically different systems of beliefs. If the critic's
statements are true, each of the following could be true EXCEPT:
A. A reader's interpretation of a poem by Dickinson is affected by someone else's interpretation of it.
B. A modern reader and a nineteenth-century reader interpret one of Shakespeare's sonnets in the same way.
C. A reader's interpretation of a poem evolves over time.
D. Two readers from the same era arrive at different interpretations of the same poem.
E. A reader's enjoyment of a poem is enhanced by knowing the poet's interpretation of it.


Can anyone explain E and B please
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Re: Emily Dickinson's poetry demonstrates [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2012, 21:24
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Critic: Emily Dickinson's poetry demonstrates that meaning cannot reside entirely within a poem itself, but is
always the unique result of an interaction between a reader's system of beliefs and the poem; and, of course,
any two readers from different cultures or eras have radically different systems of beliefs. If the critic's
statements are true, each of the following could be true EXCEPT:
A. A reader's interpretation of a poem by Dickinson is affected by someone else's interpretation of it.
B. A modern reader and a nineteenth-century reader interpret one of Shakespeare's sonnets in the same way.
C. A reader's interpretation of a poem evolves over time.
D. Two readers from the same era arrive at different interpretations of the same poem.
E. A reader's enjoyment of a poem is enhanced by knowing the poet's interpretation of it.
Can anyone explain E and B please


Just evaluate again the argument: The meaning of poem is the unique result of an interaction between a reader's system of beliefs and the poem
2 readers from different culture or eras have radically DIFFERENT systems of beliefs

Choice (B) states the 2 readers from the 2 different eras interpret in the same way => they have the same system of belief => not true as the argument stated.

Choice (E) A reader's enjoyment of a poem is enhanced by knowing the poet's interpretation of poem => Exactly, the argument stated that "meaning cannot reside entirely within a poem itself, but is always the unique result of an interaction between a reader's system of beliefs and the poem". The interaction between the reader and the poem makes the enjoyment of reader enhanc
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Re: Emily Dickinson's poetry demonstrates [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2012, 21:47
Can anyone explain what is the reason to reject option A?

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Re: Emily Dickinson's poetry demonstrates [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2012, 00:13
I'm confused between Option (A) and (B). Both are an exception to what said by Critic.
Can someone illustrate?

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Re: Emily Dickinson's poetry demonstrates [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2012, 00:56
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I'm confused between Option (A) and (B). Both are an exception to what said by Critic.
Can someone illustrate?

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Critic: Emily Dickinson's poetry demonstrates that meaning cannot reside entirely within a poem itself, but is
always the unique result of an interaction between a reader's system of beliefs and the poem; and, of course,
any two readers from different cultures or eras have radically different systems of beliefs. If the critic's
statements are true, each of the following could be true EXCEPT:
A. A reader's interpretation of a poem by Dickinson is affected by someone else's interpretation of it.
it may or may not be possible because we do not know weather the someone's else was from the same era or culture since,difference of interaction comes only when the reader has a radically different systems of belief ( i.e. from a different era or culture)[/color]
B. A modern reader and a nineteenth-century reader interpret one of Shakespeare's sonnets in the same way.
The modern reader and the 19th century reader are from different eras, so (B) is the right choice

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Re: Emily Dickinson's poetry demonstrates [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2012, 16:51
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In a nutshell: The critic says that the meaning of poem results from the interaction of the poem and the reader.

A. A reader's interpretation of a poem by Dickinson is affected by someone else's interpretation of it.

This one does not clearly support the critic's statement nor does it clearly disprove it. A reader's interpretation of the poem may be affected or may not be affected.

B. A modern reader and a nineteenth-century reader interpret one of Shakespeare's sonnets in the same way.

Because the reader influences a poem, presumably no two readers will interpret the poem in the same way. By no means would readers as different as a modern reader and a 19th, Century reader interpret the poem the same way. The two people are vastly different. Hence the interpretations of the poem will be very different. ANSWER.


C. A reader's interpretation of a poem evolves over time.

We change over time, and thus our interpretation of a poem changes over time.

D. Two readers from the same era arrive at different interpretations of the same poem.

This flows from the no two readers are the same observation.

E. A reader's enjoyment of a poem is enhanced by knowing the poet's interpretation of it.

Maybe, maybe not. However, nothing the critic said is incompatible with this statement.
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Re: Critic: Emily Dickinson's poetry demonstrates that meaning [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2012, 06:08
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We have no information about Shakespeare's work given in the passage.

The passage is about Emiliy's poetry. So how can we say that B Cant be true at all?

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Re: Critic: Emily Dickinson's poetry demonstrates that meaning [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2012, 21:37
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We have no information about Shakespeare's work given in the passage.

The passage is about Emiliy's poetry. So how can we say that B Cant be true at all?

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Emily Dickinson's poetry demonstrates that meaning cannot reside entirely within a poem itself. Critic has generalized his/her theory. Thus, even Shakespeare's work can be applied in this theory.
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Re: Critic: Emily Dickinson's poetry demonstrates that meaning [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2012, 18:25
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sachindia wrote:
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We have no information about Shakespeare's work given in the passage.

The passage is about Emiliy's poetry. So how can we say that B Cant be true at all?

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Emily Dickinson's poetry demonstrates that meaning cannot reside entirely within a poem itself. Critic has generalized his/her theory. Thus, even Shakespeare's work can be applied in this theory.


but in inference Qs, info about correct answer must be present in the passage. This is what CR strategy books say..
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Re: Critic: Emily Dickinson's poetry demonstrates that meaning [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2012, 20:22
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sachindia wrote:
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We have no information about Shakespeare's work given in the passage.

The passage is about Emiliy's poetry. So how can we say that B Cant be true at all?

Regards,
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Hi Sach
Emily Dickinson's poetry demonstrates that meaning cannot reside entirely within a poem itself. Critic has generalized his/her theory. Thus, even Shakespeare's work can be applied in this theory.


but in inference Qs, info about correct answer must be present in the passage. This is what CR strategy books say..


Hi Sach, you have got a point here, but think of it the other way. Lets read the question again

Critic: Emily Dickinson's poetry demonstrates that meaning cannot reside entirely within a poem itself, but is always the unique result of an interaction between a reader's system of beliefs and the poem; and, of course, any two readers from different cultures or eras have radically different systems of beliefs. If the critic's statements are true, each of the following could be true EXCEPT:
A. A reader's interpretation of a poem by Dickinson is affected by someone else's interpretation of it.
B. A modern reader and a nineteenth-century reader interpret one of Shakespeare's sonnets in the same way.
C. A reader's interpretation of a poem evolves over time.
D. Two readers from the same era arrive at different interpretations of the same poem.
E. A reader's enjoyment of a poem is enhanced by knowing the poet's interpretation of it.

The critic believed in a theory that meaning cannot reside entirely within a poem itself which, he found, has been demonstrated by Dickinson's poetry.
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When identifying assumptions, one crucial point to remember: assumptions are most often general statements, not specific statements. If my premise is “Fred has quality A,” and my conclusion is “Therefore, Fred has quality B,” then the assumption is not going to involve Fred at all. The assumption would be something like “most/all folks who have quality A also have quality B.” In trying to identify the assumption, it can helpful to remember that you can omit any specific people/places/items mentioned."

If you think in this way then you will find B as the most suitable answer.
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Re: Critic: Emily Dickinson's poetry demonstrates that meaning [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2012, 03:10
I am still not convinced about A being wrong and B being the rigth answer. .

Could e-gmat or Veritasprepkarishma help here please?
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Re: Critic: Emily Dickinson's poetry demonstrates that meaning [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2013, 05:58
Critic: Emily Dickinson's poetry demonstrates that meaning cannot reside entirely within a poem itself, but is
always the unique result of an interaction between a reader's system of beliefs and the poem; and, of course,
any two readers from different cultures or eras have radically different systems of beliefs. If the critic's
statements are true, each of the following could be true EXCEPT:

A. A reader's interpretation of a poem by Dickinson is affected by someone else's interpretation of it. Could be true. As passage states: unique result of an interaction between a reader's system of beliefs . Interaction can be with Someone who affects reader's interpretation
B. A modern reader and a nineteenth-century reader interpret one of Shakespeare's sonnets in the same way. Could be true. As passage states: unique result of an interaction between a reader's system of beliefs and the poem . Although, passage do not mention anything about Shakespeare's sonnets
C. A reader's interpretation of a poem evolves over time. Could be true. As passage states: unique result of an interaction between a reader's system of beliefs .
D. Two readers from the same era arrive at different interpretations of the same poem. Note: Passage states : "meaning is always the unique result . Thus, this can't be true
E. A reader's enjoyment of a poem is enhanced by knowing the poet's interpretation of it. Could be true.

IMPORTANT: Q asks following [color=#00a651]could be true EXCEPT: [/color]
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Re: Critic: Emily Dickinson's poetry demonstrates that meaning [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2013, 09:33
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Critic: Emily Dickinson's poetry demonstrates that meaning cannot reside entirely within a poem itself, but is
always the unique result of an interaction between a reader's system of beliefs and the poem; and, of course,
any two readers from different cultures or eras have radically different systems of beliefs. If the critic's
statements are true, each of the following could be true EXCEPT:
A. A reader's interpretation of a poem by Dickinson is affected by someone else's interpretation of it.
B. A modern reader and a nineteenth-century reader interpret one of Shakespeare's sonnets in the same way.
C. A reader's interpretation of a poem evolves over time.
D. Two readers from the same era arrive at different interpretations of the same poem.
E. A reader's enjoyment of a poem is enhanced by knowing the poet's interpretation of it.


Can anyone explain E and B please


While by POE, (B) looks like the best answer I tend to disagree because it could just be a mere coincidence that they happen to interpret it in the same way

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