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As the works of dozens of women writers have been rescued from what E. P Thompson calls "the enormous condescension of posterity and considered in relation to each other, the lost continent of the female tradition has risen like Atlantis from the sea of English literature. It is now becoming clear that, contrary to Mill's theory, women have had a literature of their Kt, own all along. The woman novelist, according to Vineta Colby, was "really neither single nor anomalous," but she was also more than a "register and spokesman for her age." She was part of a tradition that had its origins before her age. and has carried on through our own.

Many literary historians have begun to reinterpret and revise the study of women writers. Ellen Moers secs women's literature as an international movement, "apart from. but hardly subordinate to the mainstream: an undercurrent, rapid and powerful. This 'movement' began in the late eighteenth century, was multinational, and produced some is, of the greatest literary works of two centuries, as well as most of the lucrative pot-boilers" Patricia Meyer Spacks, in The Female Imagination, finds that "for readily discernible historical reasons women have characteristically concerned themselves with matters more or less peripheral to male concerns, or at least slightly skewed from them. The differences between traditional female preoccupations and roles and male ones make a difference in female writing." Many other critics are beginning to agree that when we look at women writers collectively we can see an imaginative continuum, the recurrence of certain patterns, themes, problems. and images from generation to generation.
In the second paragraph of the passage the author's attitude toward the literary historians cited can best be described as one of

A) irony
B) ambivalence
C) disparagement
D) receptiveness
E) awe

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D


For the following question, consider each of the choices separately and select all that apply.


The passage supplies information for answering which of the following questions?

❑ Does the author believe the female literary tradition to be richer in depth than its masculine counterpart?

❑ Which literary historian maintains that the female literary tradition transcends national boundaries?

❑ Does Moen share Mill's concern over the ephemeral nature of female literary renown?

❑ What patterns, themes, images. and problems recur sufficiently in the work of women writers to belong to the female imaginative continuum?

❑ Did Mill acknowledge the existence of a separate female literary tradition?

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B and E


In the first paragraph, the author makes use of all the following techniques EXCEPT

A) extended metaphor
B) enumeration and classification
C) classical allusion
D) direct quotation
E) comparison and contrast

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Re: As the works of dozens of women writers have been rescued fr [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2017, 20:06
Why is author's attitude towards literary historians in second paragraph cited as 'receptive' ?

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Re: As the works of dozens of women writers have been rescued fr [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2017, 01:29
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If you read the entire passage as a whole, you suddenly spot on how the other choices are out of scope.

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Why is author's attitude towards literary historians in second paragraph cited as 'receptive' ?

1st Question.


You have to look at the tone of the passage, and the fact that it's none of the other choices.
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Re: As the works of dozens of women writers have been rescued fr [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2018, 22:19
Can someone please explain the answers, and in last one I had no clue what to look for?
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A. irony : sarcastic expression for something which signifies opposite meaning
B. ambivalence: mixed feelings/contradicting ideas about something
C. disparagement : belittle, put down as little worth
D. receptiveness : eager to accept new ideas
E. awe : feeling of respect and wonder

As said by @njihan, none of the choices other than D fit the first question. awe is too strong feeling and so the BEST FIT is D.



2.)
A. Does the author believe the female literary tradition to be richer in depth than its masculine counterpart?
Nothing is said about the depth of literary contributions. NOT FIT

B. Which literary historian maintains that the female literary tradition transcends national boundaries?
It can be answered as Ellen Moers. GOOD FIT

C. Does Moen share Mill's concern over the ephemeral nature of female literary renown?
It can be answered as NO. According to me, it is a good fit. But OA says different. Probably @Carcass can clarify

D. What patterns, themes, images. and problems recur sufficiently in the work of women writers to belong to the female imaginative continuum?
NOT Fit. only "certain pattern" is mentioned and nothing about the patterns.

E. Did Mill acknowledge the existence of a separate female literary tradition?
It can be answered as NO. Thus GOOD FIT.



3.)
A. extended metaphor: "has risen like Atlantis"

B. enumeration and classification :
enumeration: " The woman novelist, according to Vineta Colby, was "really neither single nor anomalous," but she was also more than a "register and spokesman for her age"
classification: "women have had a literature of their Kt, own all along"
According to me It was a good fit. But OA disagrees. It probably is a weak fit.

C. classical allusion : "part of a tradition that had its origins before her age"
I thought it is a weak allusion to the classical literature before her time. BUT OA says it as a GOOD FIT.
Someone can clarify

D. direct quotation: The author quotes E. P Thompson and Vineta Colby

E. comparison and contrast :
comparison: "considered in relation to each other"
contrast: "was "really neither single nor anomalous," but she was also more than a"
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