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Johnson is on firm ground when he asserts that the early editors of Dickinsonâ€™s poetry often distorted her intentions. Yet Johnsonâ€™s own, more faithful, text is still guilty of its own forms of distortion. To standardize Dickinsonâ€™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 authorâ€™s main point?
(A) Although Johnson is right in criticizing Dickinsonâ€™s early editors for their distortion of her work, his own text is guilty of equally serious distortions.
(B) Johnsonâ€™s use of the dash in his text of Dickinsonâ€™s poetry misleads readers about the poetâ€™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 Johnsonâ€™s attempt to produce a more faithful text of Dickinsonâ€™s poetry is well-meaning, his study of the material lacks sufficient thoroughness.
(E) Dickinsonâ€™s editors, including Johnson, have failed to deal adequately with the problem of deciphering Dickinsonâ€™s handwritten manuscripts.
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23 Jun 2005, 04:54
E.
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23 Jun 2005, 04:54
I eliminate B, C, D because they are out of scope.

Between A and E, I pick E because the whole "passage" is written to support this statement. Statement A merely repeat the first two sentences of the passage.
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23 Jun 2005, 10:30
B it is
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23 Jun 2005, 15:25
E looks good
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23 Jun 2005, 18:58
tough one, i pick E
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24 Jun 2005, 00:26
OA is B.

Can someone explain
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24 Jun 2005, 05:18
Yeah, I can explain. The author is on CRACK!!

But seriously, do we have an OE? Maybe we can branch or explainations off of there.
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24 Jun 2005, 08:42
It cannot be B....I would go to the extent of saying that it is a wild assumption....

E is close to summarizing though not the perfect answer
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24 Jun 2005, 12:44
B as the author's main point? not likely.

i am still torn between A and E, but i guess the explanation for E holds.
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17 Dec 2005, 13:58
We go too far in deciding what author is thinking.
In my opinion we should stick to what explained in the paragraph and should not think for the author.
If you look at the question again in that perpective clearly the answer is B.
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17 Dec 2005, 18:25
C most accurately restates author's thoughts.
Edit: Overlooked my answer. C is too strong and unsupported. B sounds good
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17 Dec 2005, 21:23
I got E as well.

I was thinking about B as well. it is close, but what is wrong with E?
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