According to the passage, in the U.S. there is a widely held view that

Will on August 28 at 02:54PM


Where in the passage is the answer?

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Victoria on August 28 at 07:00PM

Hi @wajones1,

Lines 5 to 11 read: "Both poets and writers of fiction have tended to support this separation [between poetry and fiction in the U.S.] because the current conventional wisdom holds that poetry should be elliptical and lyrical, reflecting inner states and processes of thought or feeling, whereas character and narrative events are the stock-in-trade of fiction."

These lines compare inherent characteristics of poetry with those of fiction. As the passage is discussing the separation between poetry and fiction, we can safely assume that the conventional wisdom in the U.S. holds that poetry should not contain the characteristics of fiction, i.e. character and narrative events.

Hope this helps! Please let us know if you have any further questions.