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# Authors (particularly sensitive poets) have been at all times the spor

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Passage # 40, Date : 20-FEB-2019
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Questions 6 and 7 are based on this following passage

Authors (particularly sensitive poets) have been at all times the sport and plaything of the critics. Mrs. Oliphant, in her -Literary History of England -, said with much truth: "There are few things so amusing as to read a really 'slashing article'--except perhaps to write it. It is infinitely easier and gayer work than a well weighed and serious criticism, and will always be more popular. The lively and brilliant examples of the art which dwell in the minds of the readers are invariably of this class." Thus it happens that we remember the witty onslaughts of the reviewers, and often ignore the fact that certain witticisms drove Byron, for example, into a frenzy of anger that called forth the most vigorous satire of the century; and others so completely unnerved. Shelley that he felt tempted to write no more; and still others were so unanimously hostile in tone that Coleridge thought the whole detested tribe of critics was in league against his literary success.

There were, of course, such admirable personalities as Wordsworth's—for the most part indifferent to the strongest torrent of abuse; and clever craftsmen like Tennyson, who, although hurt, read the criticisms and profited by them; but, on the other hand, there are still well-informed readers who believe that the _Quarterly Review_ at least hastened the death of poor Keats.
6. What is the main point of the passage?

A. To evaluate the sentiments of the sensitive poets stirred by their critics
B. illustrate how casual criticism and deliberate derision can have different responses from the affected poets
C. To enumerate a set of famous poets affected by slashing criticism by casual authors
D. To summarize the effect of derision by some critics on some persons of literary eminence.
E. To distinguish between sets of poets such as Wordsworth and Tennyson on their treatment at the hands some intentional denigration

OA: B

7. The author of the passage would be most likely to assert which one of the poetic scholars who was not negatively impacted by review of his literature?

A. Lord Byron
B. Keats
C. Tennyson
D. Wordsworth
E. Shelly

OA: D

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02 Mar 2019, 06:37
Explanation

6. What is the main point of the passage?
OA: B

Explanation

A: There is no evaluation in the passage but just enlisting
B: This is the correct answer; He illustrates each case with the impact clearly
C: This is only partly true, since the stimulus includes also those who are not affected.
D: There is no summarization; only statement
E: The purpose is not to distinguish between two sets of poets[/spoiler]

7. The author of the passage would be most likely to assert which one of the poetic scholars who was not negatively impacted by review of his literature?
OA: D

Explanation

A: line 10
B: line 21
C: line 18
D. line 16
E: line 12

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Question 6:
A. The author is not evaluating sentiments, he is just citing them. Incorrect
B. As illustrated by Byron ("into a frenzy anger") and Tennyson ("read the criticisms and profited by them"), criticism has different responses from affected poets. Correct
C. That is not the main point of the passage. Incorrect
D. The author is not summarizing the effect of derision, he is showing the responses of it. Incorrect
E. The passage doesn't imply this. Incorrect

Question 7:
To answer this question, we should identify the poetic scholars who were negatively impacted by critics.
A. "Byron, for example, into a frenzy of anger". A state of anger is a negative impact. Incorrect
B. "least hastened the death of poor Keats". We can infer that it's a negative impact. Incorrect
C. "Tennyson, who, although hurt". Being hurt is a negative impact. Incorrect
D. "Wordsworth's—for the most part indifferent to the strongest torrent of abuse". No negative impact. Correct
E. "Shelley that he felt tempted to write no more". Writing no more is a negative impact. Incorrect
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