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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 08 Sep 2006, 18:53
Both editors and Jhonson failed in deciphering. So E.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2006, 19:14
Yeah, E it is..

He proves that all the editors are wrong and then proves that Johnson also is wrong.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2006, 20:11
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Both editors and Jhonson failed in deciphering. So E.


I think its A.

You can infer E but its not the main point. Main points generally come from the conclusions. The conclusion is stated in first line.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2006, 20:25
Why not D?

Subject here is Johnson's work. Author primarily is saying, though Johnson asserts other's work were distorted, Johnson's work was also distorted. I see only D conveying that message.

E is generalizing John's work with others, which is really not the point author trying to make.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2006, 20:43
ps_dahiya wrote:
ak_idc wrote:
Both editors and Jhonson failed in deciphering. So E.


I think its A.

You can infer E but its not the main point. Main points generally come from the conclusions. The conclusion is stated in first line.


Thanks Dahiya. I agree with you.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2006, 21:30
sorry guys...no one got it right (including me)
OA is B
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2006, 02:54
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sorry guys...no one got it right (including me)
OA is B


Could you post the OE please?
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2006, 10:10
kripalkavi wrote:
iced_tea wrote:
sorry guys...no one got it right (including me)
OA is B


Could you post the OE please?


there is no OE - this was from CR 1000
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2006, 00:04
kripalkavi wrote:
iced_tea wrote:
sorry guys...no one got it right (including me)
OA is B


Could you post the OE please?


Well then, anyone care to explain this?? I was STUMPED on this. Looks like most of the others were as well. any chance of the OA being wrong? :)
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