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# In his earlier poems, William Butler Yeats often used

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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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23 Feb 2013, 02:05
Yea i figured that meaning is above all.
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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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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"

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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07 Nov 2014, 21:21
"because of" should be followed by noun.and that's why '©' is wrong.
please tell me if my reasoning is right or wrong?
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"because of" should be followed by noun.and that's why '©' is wrong.
please tell me if my reasoning is right or wrong?

Hi ynk ,

"Because of" is an adverbial phrase and can modify verb or clause.

Eg : Because of rain, "Football match was cancelled" - So "Because of rain" modified the whole clause.

In this question, C is wrong since it says "William Butler Yeats often used mythical imagery, because of of the colorful lore and legends of Ireland. However actually
William Butler Yeats often used mythical imagery to show colorful lore and legends of Ireland

Option C changes meaning
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15 Jul 2015, 03:48
Parallelism in E) is good ..

to reflect ... to express
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24 Jul 2015, 17:06
A. in part so his poems reflected Ireland's colorful lore and legends

In part is not parallel to partly

B. in part because of the reflection of Ireland's colorful lore and legends

Same as A.

This answer also changes the meaning of the sentence. He didn't write it because of the reflection of Ireland's lore and legends he wrote it to reflect Ireland's lore and legends.

C. partly because of the colorful lore and legends of Ireland

Similar meaning issue to B.

D. partly so that colorful lore and legends of Ireland could be reflected

This answer has a meaning issue also. WB used mythical imagery to reflect Ireland's lore and legends not so they could be reflected. Could be sounds like someone else might be doing the reflecting.

E. partly to reflect Ireland's colorful lore and legends

Parallel and has the correct meaning
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18 Nov 2015, 22:43
Hi,

Can anyone point out issues with option A.

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