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Meticulously developed into a mainstream style of writing by the great Elizabethan dramatists, blank verse, used in theater to represent the speech patterns of aristocratic characters, was rarely used by playwrights after the eighteenth century.

A. Meticulously developed into a mainstream style of writing by the great Elizabethan dramatists, blank verse, used in theater to represent the speech patterns of aristocratic characters, was

B. The great Elizabethan dramatists meticulously developed a mainstream style of writing, using blank verse in theater to represent the speech patterns of aristocratic characters,

C. Using blank verse in theater to represent the speech patterns of aristocratic characters, the great Elizabethan dramatists meticulously developed a mainstream style of writing that was

D. The great Elizabethan dramatists, meticulously developing a mainstream style of writing, used blank verse in theater to represent the speech patterns of aristocratic characters,

E. The speech patterns of aristocratic characters were represented in theater using blank verse, a mainstream style of writing meticulously developed by the Elizabethan dramatists and that was

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Hi aaba,

Thank you for your question. Since each answer is so different from the next, let's look at each one based on how well it accomplishes one goal: defining what the term "blank verse" means.


A. Meticulously developed into a mainstream style of writing by the great Elizabethan dramatists, blank verse, used in theater to represent the speech patterns of aristocratic characters, was rarely used by playwrights after the eighteenth century.

This is the CORRECT answer because it's clear that the sentence is focusing on the term "blank verse," and the modifiers are just there to add detail. There is no way to confuse the focus of this sentence.

B. The great Elizabethan dramatists meticulously developed a mainstream style of writing, using blank verse in theater to represent the speech patterns of aristocratic characters, rarely used by playwrights after the eighteenth century.

This answer is INCORRECT because it suggests that Elizabethan dramatists created a style of writing that used blank verse - not that they created blank verse on its own. This is also wrong because it ends with a misplaced modifier. The phrase "rarely used by playwrights after the eighteenth century" is next to "aristocratic characters," which means it's modifying that instead of what it's supposed to - blank verse.

C. Using blank verse in theater to represent the speech patterns of aristocratic characters, the great Elizabethan dramatists meticulously developed a mainstream style of writing that was rarely used by playwrights after the eighteenth century.

Again, this answer is INCORRECT because it suggests Elizabethan dramatists created a style of writing that uses blank verse that they don't name. This changes the meaning of the sentence, so it's wrong.

D. The great Elizabethan dramatists, meticulously developing a mainstream style of writing, used blank verse in theater to represent the speech patterns of aristocratic characters, rarely used by playwrights after the eighteenth century.

This sentence is INCORRECT for a couple reasons. First, it also suggests that blank verse is a component of some other writing style, which is incorrect. It also places the modifier "rarely used by playwrights after the eighteenth century" next to "aristocratic characters." By placing the modifier there, it says that playwrights rarely used aristocratic characters after the eighteenth century, which isn't true - they stopped using blank verse.

E. The speech patterns of aristocratic characters were represented in theater using blank verse, a mainstream style of writing meticulously developed by the Elizabethan dramatists and that was rarely used by playwrights after the eighteenth century.

While this sentence does place the modifiers correctly, and doesn't change the meaning of the sentence, it is still INCORRECT. It doesn't use parallel structure when describing blank verse (it should be "that was meticulously developed..." and "that was rarely used..." or take out "that was" entirely from both). Since it doesn't use parallel structure, it's not the best answer.

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