DISCUSSION: Paragraph 1 covers the widely held view: it is that poetry and fiction should be separate. Lines 8-11 describe the elements of poetry and fiction: poetry is lyrical, fiction has characters and narrative.
So we can extend this and say: Americans think that lyrical writing and characters/narrative should be separate.
- CORRECT. Characters and narratives are part of fiction (lines 10-11). Paragraph 1 says that Americans believe that fiction should be separate from poetry.
- Nonsense. Lines 5-7 say that academic programs train both poets and fiction writers.
- Same as B. Lines 5-7 say that graduate programs train both fiction writers and poets.
- This contradicts paragraph 1. Lyrical elements are poetic (lines 8-9), and American believe these should be separate from fiction.
- No, it is Americans who are suspicious of generalists: see lines 15-17. Europeans (or Germans anyway) support generalists: see lines 32-36.
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