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In his earlier poems, William Butler Yeats often used mythical imagery, in part so his poems reflected Ireland's colorful lore and legends and partly because his ideas were too controversial to express outright.

A. in part so his poems reflected Ireland's colorful lore and legends
B. in part because of the reflection of Ireland's colorful lore and legends
C. partly because of the colorful lore and legends of Ireland
D. partly so that colorful lore and legends of Ireland could be reflected
E. partly to reflect Ireland's colorful lore and legends

When I saw - In part and partly i knew the answer in 20 seconds. Chose C - which is wrong from some reason.
Went for the parallel construction of Partly because of X and Party because of Y.

Can someone explain why C is not the answer here?
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In his earlier poems, William Butler Yeats often used mythical imagery, in part so his poems reflected Ireland's colorful lore and legends and partly because his ideas were too controversial to express outright.

A. in part so his poems reflected Ireland's colorful lore and legends
B. in part because of the reflection of Ireland's colorful lore and legends
C. partly because of the colorful lore and legends of Ireland
D. partly so that colorful lore and legends of Ireland could be reflected
E. partly to reflect Ireland's colorful lore and legends

When I saw - In part and partly i knew the answer in 20 seconds. Chose C - which is wrong from some reason.
Went for the parallel construction of Partly because of X and Party because of Y.

Can someone explain why C is not the answer here?
thanks


Hi roygush,

Answer choice (C) though parallel, changes the original meaning of the sentence. The sentence expresses that William Butler used mythical imagery so that his poems reflected the lore and legends of Ireland. Choice (C) changes the meaning, saying William Butler used mythical imagery because of the lore and legends of Ireland. The lore and legends were not responsible for the use of mythical imagery, but were wanted by William Butler to be reflected in his poems.

A good example of a situation where logic trumps the apparent parallelism

Another example in which logic trumps parallelism.

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Re: In his earlier poems, William Butler Yeats often used mythic [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2013, 02:05
Yea i figured that meaning is above all.
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Re: In his earlier poems, William Butler Yeats often used [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2013, 00:49
Can someone explain why D is not the answer ?
I fell for D as I thought that "Colorful lore and legends" is parallel to "his ideas" (Both nouns)
And also, please elaborate on the parallelism maintained by the option E.
My understanding is that "to reflect " is breaking the parallelism with "because his"

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Re: In his earlier poems, William Butler Yeats often used [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2013, 05:02
warabull wrote:
Can someone explain why D is not the answer ?
I fell for D as I thought that "Colorful lore and legends" is parallel to "his ideas" (Both nouns)
And also, please elaborate on the parallelism maintained by the option E.
My understanding is that "to reflect " is breaking the parallelism with "because his"

Thanks in advance.


Hi Warabull,

I will try to explain to the best of my knowledge.

D says "....could be reflected" whereas the sentence mentions he has used it..(already done in the past). 'could be' conveys that it hasn't been done yet.

In E it clarifies the intended meaning that he did it to reflect Ireland's colorful lore and legends.

Moreover, the 'so that' in D is redundant.

Hope my explanation makes sense.

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