DISCUSSION: There’s no way to prephrase this question. But make sure that what you pick is supported by the passage. Two answers mention something not in the passage (aesthetics) and the other two wrong answers go way beyond what the specific section which is related to them says.
- CORRECT. The author’s description of Dove’s poetry and fiction supports this. Line 40 calls Dove’s poetic works “her poetry”. And in lines 51-52, the author says Dove’s fiction “is undeniably prose”.
Further, the author doesn’t mention any works by Dove which can’t be classified as primarily prose or fiction.
- The passage didn’t mention aesthetic value. This is a distractor answer: it tries to confuse you by mentioning a concept you already associate with poetry (aesthetics).
- Lines 21-25 say that Dove is just one example of someone crossing genre boundaries.
- Same as B. The passage didn’t mention aesthetics!
- We don’t know this. We know that in Germany, some authors cross boundaries between theatre and poetry/novels.
But, we don’t know how often this happens. Also, we don’t know if these German authors blur lines between poetry and fiction. The passage only mentions “poets write plays” and “playwrights write novels”. It doesn’t say “Germany authors write poetry, novels, and plays, and this happens frequently”.
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