QUESTION TYPE: Point At Issue
ARGUMENTS: Editor Y says the picture is good. It has attractive composition, with blurred smoke in one corner.
Editor Z agrees it is pretty, but says it is a bad picture. The photograph makes no statement.
ANALYSIS: They disagree on whether the picture is good.
Note that Editor Y doesn’t say whether the photograph makes a statement.
- Editor Y doesn’t say whether a photograph needs to make a statement.
- Neither says whether attractiveness is a necessary condition for being a good photograph.
- Editor Z agreed the photograph was pretty (which means the same as attractive).
- CORRECT. Editor Y seems to agree that making a statement is not necessary – they didn’t mention it, but said the photo is good.
Editor Z says a photograph needs to make a statement to be good.
- Editor Z seems to agree that prettiness is the same as being attractive. Editor Y doesn’t say. If anything, this might be a point they agree upon.
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