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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.
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2005, 08:47
IMO E, (B is a tough reject but it acan be rejected because it does not totally summarizes the statement and talks only about Jhonson)
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2005, 08:59
E is the best choice.
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2005, 09:04
B for me; the argument specifically states Johnson’s use of the dash
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2005, 09:06
choice E for me.


Johnson's opinion: early editors(X) distorted Dickinson's intentions(Y)

author's opinion: Johnson(Z) also distorted Dickinson's intentions(Y)

the main point: not only early editors(X) but also Johnson(Z) did distort the Dickinsons intentions(Y)


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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?



i feel the text in red color is an extraneous information.
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2005, 10:46
"E" is the best
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2005, 01:08
E for me.
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2005, 01:42
Just saw the OA in another post.

difficult question.

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 [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2005, 01:44
E .

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 [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2005, 07:59
OA is B.

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 [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2005, 08:07
ywilfred wrote:
OA is E.


can you please check; OA should be B
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2005, 08:11
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ywilfred wrote:
OA is E.


can you please check; OA should be B


Sorry, my bad... I was looking at my working and my answer was E. The OA is B.

We know from the passage that Johnson provided his edition where he replaces the punctuations with dashes. This misleads readers and this is suggested by "implies that Dickinson chose the dash as her typical mark of punctuation when, in fact, she apparently never made any definitive choice at all."
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