DISCUSSION: The passage ends with a discussion of Dove. To figure out where it would go next, you should go back to lines 21-25, where the author introduces Dove and puts her work in context.
In those lines, the author says “Fortunately….the bias….is diminishing.” This means the author thinks there will be more authors like Dove who write in different genres.
- CORRECT. See the analysis above.
- This contradicts lines 21-25: the author thinks that the bias against mixing genres is diminishing.
- This goes too far. We know the bias against mixing genres is shrinking, but that doesn’t mean that specific sub-genres will necessarily be recognized.
- This contradicts lines 21-25: the author thinks the bias against mixed genres is shrinking. That means there will likely be less specialization.
- This goes way too far. True, lines 21-25 do say that the bias against mixed works is decreasing. But that doesn’t mean that readers will begin to rabidly demand only mixed works. That would be taking things to the other extreme.
Passage 2 – Music and Human Language (Comparative)
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