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In a classic example of scholarly (i) the poet and scholar

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In a classic example of scholarly (i) ___________ the poet and scholar A. E. Housman once assailed a German rival relying on manuscripts "as a drunkard relies on lamp-posts, for support rather than (ii)__________ ".




Blank (i) Blank (ii)
(A) productivity (D) stability
(B) invective (E) illumination
(C) detachment (F) credibility


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B and E
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Re: In a classic example of scholarly (i) the poet and scholar [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2017, 10:16
Why not D? What is the clue for illumination?
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Re: In a classic example of scholarly (i) the poet and scholar [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2017, 12:00
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Why not D? What is the clue for illumination?


The clue is the lamp. Actually, the scholars criticize the German , saying that he is crazy. As such, the bring in an example on what he believes: belief in X (what the German said)is like to believe an elephant hanging on from a flower to avoid dropping from a cliff.

A metaphor.

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Re: In a classic example of scholarly (i) the poet and scholar [#permalink] New post 05 May 2017, 23:39
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correct answer plz??
is it B and F??
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Re: In a classic example of scholarly (i) the poet and scholar [#permalink] New post 06 May 2017, 02:21
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correct answer plz??
is it B and F??


See the spoiler OA.

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Re: In a classic example of scholarly (i) the poet and scholar [#permalink] New post 24 May 2017, 15:15
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In a classic example of scholarly (i) ___________ the poet and scholar A. E. Housman once assailed a German rival relying on manuscripts "as a drunkard relies on lamp-posts, for support rather than (ii)__________ ".




Blank (i) Blank (ii)
(A) productivity (D) stability
(B) invective (E) illumination
(C) detachment (F) credibility


[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
B and E


I got the B, but why E?
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Re: In a classic example of scholarly (i) the poet and scholar [#permalink] New post 25 May 2017, 02:02
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The lamp is used (in the metaphor) as a support for hanging on. This is quite absurd to conceive. The lamp from the roof is made for illumitating the room.not to hold you.

Hope now is clear.

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Re: In a classic example of scholarly (i) the poet and scholar [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2017, 05:50
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This is a hard one in my opinion.

The word "assailed" mean "to attack violently". Based on that, you can infer this sentence has a negative tone.

"German rival relying on manuscripts "as a drunkard relies on lamp-posts, for support rather than (ii)__________ "."

If you know "assailed" has a negative meaning, then you should try to find a word that gives this sentence a negative meaning too. A lamp-post is a source of light which here is a metaphor for creativity and persuit of knowledge. The word ilumination works well here because it then means that the German rival is not
looking for a source of newfound knowledge or insight in the manuscripts.

For the first blank, if you know assail means to attack, then the only word that fits is invective which basically means "to offend".

Answer B and E

This is one of those really annoying questions that your mind just has to click and see the answer.
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Re: In a classic example of scholarly (i) the poet and scholar [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2017, 22:06
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1. The part of the sentence that is related to blank (i) is this:
In a classic example of scholarly (i) ___________ the poet and scholar A. E. Housman once assailed a German rival relying on manuscripts

2. The part is negative in tone because of the word “assailed”

3. The blank word has to be negati ve in tone. Only choice B is negative. Hence the word is “invective”

4. The part of the sentence that is related to blank (ii) is this:

"as a drunkard relies on lamp-posts, for support rather than (ii)__________ ".


5. Lamp post is the key word and “illumination” is the only word related to lamp post because lamps are meant to illuminate.
Answer : B and E.
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