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A poem is any work of art that exploits some of the musical

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A poem is any work of art that exploits some of the musical characteristics of language, such as meter, rhythm, euphony, and rhyme. A novel, though it may be a work of art in language, does not usually exploit the musical characteristics of language. A symphony, though it may be a work of art that exploits the musical characteristics of sounds, rarely involves language. A limerick, though it may exploit some musical characteristics of language, is not, strictly speaking, art.

The statements above, if true, most strongly support which one of the following?

A) If a creation is neither a poem, nor a novel, nor a symphony, then it is not a work of art
B) An example of so-called blank verse, which does not rhyme, is not really a poem
C) If a novel exploits meter and rhyme while standing as a work of art, then it is both a novel and a poem
D) Limericks constitute a non artistic type of poetry
E) If a symphony does not exploit the musical characteristics of sound, then it is not a work of art
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25 Jan 2010, 00:47
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10 Aug 2010, 05:33
What is wrong with D??
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10 Aug 2010, 10:01
c for me...by POE ..
D says
Limericks constitute a non artistic type of poetry... The question does not say anything about limerick and poem .....

I am sure few guys who actually have the knowledge of what poetry and what limerick is may find this question a little complicated ....( not sure though )
but for me , I dont know the official definition of these so Picked C ...
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10 Aug 2010, 23:57
bibha wrote:
What is wrong with D??

C it is.

D is wrong because:

Poem is: art + exploit Musical
Limerick is: exploit Musical (not art)
=> Limerick is not Poem.
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11 Aug 2010, 02:32
gauravnagpal wrote:
c for me...by POE ..
D says
Limericks constitute a non artistic type of poetry... The question does not say anything about limerick and poem .....

I am sure few guys who actually have the knowledge of what poetry and what limerick is may find this question a little complicated ....( not sure though )
but for me , I dont know the official definition of these so Picked C ...

A poem is any work of art that exploits some of the musical characteristics of language, such as meter, rhythm, euphony, and rhyme. A novel, though it may be a work of art in language, does not usually exploit the musical characteristics of language. A symphony, though it may be a work of art that exploits the musical characteristics of sounds, rarely involves language. A limerick, though it may exploit some musical characteristics of language, is not, strictly speaking, art.

The statements above, if true, most strongly support which one of the following?

A) If a creation is neither a poem, nor a novel, nor a symphony, then it is not a work of art
B) An example of so-called blank verse, which does not rhyme, is not really a poem
C) If a novel exploits meter and rhyme while standing as a work of art, then it is both a novel and a poem
D) Limericks constitute a non artistic type of poetry
E) If a symphony does not exploit the musical characteristics of sound, then it is not a work of art

Clearly D it is.

Explaination:
A sounds confident. then it is not a work of art in A indicates that if a creation is neither a poem, nor a novel, nor a symphony, then it is definitely not a work of art, whereas the passage does not give a picture of certainty except for poem.

B is infering a little much. The argument is not concerned about blank verse.

C can never be true because the arggument has clearly stated that a poem is any work of art that exploits some of the musical characteristics(meter and rhyme) of language, whereas a novel does not usually exploit the musical characteristics of language. This does not essentially mean that it is both a novel and a poem if a novel exploits meter and rhyme while standing as a work of art. In addition the argument is quite uncertain about a novel's existence as a work of art. Just imagine how in the world cana novel be a poem

a non artistic type of poetry in D is in line with -limerick not, strictly speaking art- the argument.

As per the passage symphony may be a work of art that exploits the musical characteristics of sounds, however not necessarily if it does not exploit the musical characteristics of sound, then it is not a work of art. rule out E.
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11 Aug 2010, 08:54
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11 Aug 2010, 20:11
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Clearly D it is.

C can never be true because the arggument has clearly stated that a poem is any work of art that exploits some of the musical characteristics(meter and rhyme) of language, whereas a novel does not usually exploit the musical characteristics of language. This does not essentially mean that it is both a novel and a poem if a novel exploits meter and rhyme while standing as a work of art. In addition the argument is quite uncertain about a novel's existence as a work of art. Just imagine how in the world cana novel be a poem

a non artistic type of poetry in D is in line with -limerick not, strictly speaking art- the argument.

I respectfully disagree with you man ,

C clearly say: If a novel exploits meter and rhyme while standing as a work of art means:
A novel (in this particular case) = Work of art + Exploits Meter and Rhyme

Whereas the Premise:

A poem work of art that exploits some of the musical characteristics of language, such as meter, rhythm, euphony, and rhyme.

A poem = Work of art + Exploits meter and rhyme

Clearly, in this particular case (If true), A novel = A poem. We are in Gmat land, A novel could be a poem.

C is correct.

D is incorrect because we don't have the definition of "non artistic type of Poetry". As far as I see:

Limerick is not art
Poem is art
=> Limerick is not Poem
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12 Aug 2010, 10:18
very easy to get baffled. C for me though.
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12 Aug 2010, 16:24
A) The creation may relate to any other art category such as ceramics or pottery, for example.

B) It may lack rhyme, but have another language characteristic such as meter.

C) A poem is [color=#0080FF]any work of art that exploits the musical features of language. A novel is a work of art and if it uses the musical features of language, it satisfies both conditions.[/color]

D) The stem does not say under what circumstances Limericks can be considered a poetry or whether it can ever be considered a poetry.

E) on rare occasions, it can exploit characteristics of language, according to the argument.

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06 May 2011, 13:12
sucked 2:52 min but nailed it down to C, had to refer back to stimulus thrice
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06 May 2011, 13:55

I see that the debat is b/w D & C. i think this question has problem. since from the stand point of pure logic bothe D & C have issues and wrong.

Issues For C:
the stem says "A poem is any work of art that exploits some of the musical characteristics of language, such as" so
Poem ---> work of art that has musical character
Poem is the sufficiant condition and the charachters are neccessery. then choice C says "novel exploits meter and rhyme " meaning if the neccessery conditions of the poem is present in the novel then it is poem or
musical character ---> Poem
so as you can see it commits what is called a incorrect reversal ergo logically wrong.

Issues for D:
D says "Limericks constitute a non artistic type of poetry". from the stem all we know is:
Poem ---> work of art that has musical character
the argument does not say anything about non artistic , so we can not infer anything about this term. and additionally we know that for something to be a poem it has to be a work of art. therefor we can not have a non art poem.[this is in case anyone trys to say none artistic is the same as none art thing] so this explanation logically makes choice D wrong.

furthermore since the rest of the answer choices are clearly wrong we cam come to the conclusion that the person or the company who put this question together really didn't offer a correct answer, and the question as a whole needs to be reevaluated by its creator.
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06 May 2011, 14:07
rlevochkin wrote:
A) The creation may relate to any other art category such as ceramics or pottery, for example.

B) It may lack rhyme, but have another language characteristic such as meter.

C) A poem is [color=#0080FF]any work of art that exploits the musical features of language. A novel is a work of art and if it uses the musical features of language, it satisfies both conditions.[/color]

D) The stem does not say under what circumstances Limericks can be considered a poetry or whether it can ever be considered a poetry.

E) on rare occasions, it can exploit characteristics of language, according to the argument.

it is important to satisfy conditions to be logical, but first you should know if the conditions being satisfied is a necessery or suficiant condition. satisfying a necessery condition will never leads to the existance of sufficient condition, and if there is a negation of the necessery condtion like choice D it has to be done propperly.
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