Which one of the following most accurately states the primary function of the passage?

Esther on June 20, 2018

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Can you explain why the answer is E and not B?

3 Replies

Anita on June 21, 2018

@ohemaa n this passage, we aren’t so much evaluating a whole style of writing with an author as an example as we are looking at the author purposefully and evaluating the way to classify them. Does that help differentiate B and E for you?

Samuel on July 29 at 01:21AM

Explain why c is wrong please

Irina on July 29 at 10:32PM

@Sam,

(C) is wrong because the author's argument centers around the work of a particular writer and its affinity to the novelists of the previous generation rather than "historical connections among a group of writers." Usage of "long-held assumptions" in this answer choice also contradicts the passage that talks only about "recent criticism (line 1)."

Does this make sense?
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