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Some critics maintain that fixed poetic forms, which require a specific number of lines and syllables, invite and may even (i) __________ wordiness; when no such (ii) __________ exists, the poet can easily spot and (iii) ___________ superfluities.




Blank (i) Blank (ii)Blank (iii)
(A) curtail (D) constraint (G) foster
(B) pretentious (E) lyricism(H) blandish
(C) juxtapose (F) subterfuge(I) eliminate


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B,D, and I
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Re: Some critics maintain that fixed poetic forms, which require [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2017, 13:55
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Hi Carcass,

My answer would be :Some critics maintain that fixed poetic forms, which require a specific number of lines and syllables, invite and may even (i) curtail wordiness; when no such (ii) constraint exists, the poet can easily spot and (iii) foster superfluities.

Not sure. Please suggest?
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Re: Some critics maintain that fixed poetic forms, which require [#permalink] New post 14 May 2017, 19:45
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can you please let me know what is the meaning of "invite" here?

i got answer- a, d , i (not sure why answer to the first blank is b)


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Some critics maintain that fixed poetic forms, which require a specific number of lines and syllables, invite and may even (i) __________ wordiness; when no such (ii) __________ exists, the poet can easily spot and (iii) ___________ superfluities.




Blank (i) Blank (ii)Blank (iii)
(A) curtail (D) constraint (G) foster
(B) pretentious (E) lyricism(H) blandish
(C) juxtapose (F) subterfuge(I) eliminate


[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
B,D, and I
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Re: Some critics maintain that fixed poetic forms, which require [#permalink] New post 15 May 2017, 06:19
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without a shadow of the doubt, the first part of the sentence is the trickiest one.

However, if you read very carefully, the poetic form wich is formed via specific number of lines, indeed wordiness, denoting an increasing in the elaboration of a composition Curtail means the opposite and juxtapose is out of scope.

From this, we do have that when no such limitations are in place (D) the poet can easily eliminate (I) what is superfluous.

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Re: Some critics maintain that fixed poetic forms, which require [#permalink] New post 31 May 2017, 01:24
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without a shadow of the doubt, the first part of the sentence is the trickiest one.

However, if you read very carefully, the poetic form wich is formed via specific number of lines, indeed wordiness, denoting an increasing in the elaboration of a composition Curtail means the opposite and juxtapose is out of scope.

From this, we do have that when no such limitations are in place (D) the poet can easily eliminate (I) what is superfluous.

Hope this helpès


Doesn't the specific also mean that the author may also have to limit himself?
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Re: Some critics maintain that fixed poetic forms, which require [#permalink] New post 31 May 2017, 02:17
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Carcass wrote:
without a shadow of the doubt, the first part of the sentence is the trickiest one.

However, if you read very carefully, the poetic form wich is formed via specific number of lines, indeed wordiness, denoting an increasing in the elaboration of a composition Curtail means the opposite and juxtapose is out of scope.

From this, we do have that when no such limitations are in place (D) the poet can easily eliminate (I) what is superfluous.

Hope this helpès


Doesn't the specific also mean that the author may also have to limit himself?


Specific in this context means: not countless. Because the poetic form is fixed.

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The adverb even (indeed) is used here as an intensive to stress something. Not only do fixed poetic forms invite wordiness, they may even encourage it. Because these fixed forms require the poet to write a specific number of lines or syllables, they place a constraint (limitation; restriction) on the poet. Without that constraint, the poet might have an easier time spotting and eliminating unnecessary syllables and words.


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Re: Some critics maintain that fixed poetic forms, which require [#permalink] New post 31 May 2018, 20:59
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The first blank requires a 'verb' to be filled not an 'adjective'. Putting an adjective, pretentious, in the first blank makes the sentence makes a little erratic. I agree with the explanation that 'curtail' is the opposite of a word we are looking for, but 'pretentious' isn't correct too.

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Carcass wrote:
without a shadow of the doubt, the first part of the sentence is the trickiest one.

However, if you read very carefully, the poetic form wich is formed via specific number of lines, indeed wordiness, denoting an increasing in the elaboration of a composition Curtail means the opposite and juxtapose is out of scope.

From this, we do have that when no such limitations are in place (D) the poet can easily eliminate (I) what is superfluous.

Hope this helpès


Doesn't the specific also mean that the author may also have to limit himself?


Specific in this context means: not countless. Because the poetic form is fixed.

This is the OE

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The adverb even (indeed) is used here as an intensive to stress something. Not only do fixed poetic forms invite wordiness, they may even encourage it. Because these fixed forms require the poet to write a specific number of lines or syllables, they place a constraint (limitation; restriction) on the poet. Without that constraint, the poet might have an easier time spotting and eliminating unnecessary syllables and words.


Hope this helps

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Re: Some critics maintain that fixed poetic forms, which require [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2018, 08:13
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option b for the first blank is misprinted here. It should read "encourages" as opposed to Pretentious.
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Re: Some critics maintain that fixed poetic forms, which require [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2018, 11:29
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Constraint and eliminate are the right choices, but encourage is misprinted as pretentious.
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Re: Some critics maintain that fixed poetic forms, which require [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2018, 04:54
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To answer this question, one should note several tricks. One of these is to understand the meaning of the first sentence. When the poet keeps the number of lines and syllables in the poem, he/she can have a problem of wordiness. Other helping clues are the phrases, "when no such ____ exists" the author can eliminate the "superfluities." The word "superfluities" is another clue for this TC. Therefore, the sentence starts providing a sense. If the author avoids using the equal number of lines and syllables, he/she can avoid wordiness as well as have no constrain to eliminate the superfluities or the word-surpluses.
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Re: Some critics maintain that fixed poetic forms, which require [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2018, 05:29
The answer choice pretentious is very confusing. Can someone please break it down for me.
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Re: Some critics maintain that fixed poetic forms, which require [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2018, 15:10
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Some critics maintain that fixed poetic forms, which require a specific number of lines and syllables, invite and may even (i) __________ wordiness; when no such (ii) __________ exists, the poet can easily spot and (iii) ___________ superfluities.

Some critics say that poetic invite (something) and is also assumptive (that is the meaning of pretentious). However, if such constraints are not set up, the poetic could be spot and eliminate what is unnecessary. Ending in a beautiful thing, after all.

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Re: Some critics maintain that fixed poetic forms, which require [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2018, 16:04
Carcass wrote:
Some critics maintain that fixed poetic forms, which require a specific number of lines and syllables, invite and may even (i) __________ wordiness; when no such (ii) __________ exists, the poet can easily spot and (iii) ___________ superfluities.

Some critics say that poetic invite (something) and is also assumptive (that is the meaning of pretentious). However, if such constraints are not set up, the poetic could be spot and eliminate what is unnecessary. Ending in a beautiful thing, after all.

Hope this helps.

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Even with understanding that pretentious means assumptive, that answer still seems that it doesn't fit the blank.
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Re: Some critics maintain that fixed poetic forms, which require [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2018, 18:34
This is an absolutely terrible example and should be removed.
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Re: Some critics maintain that fixed poetic forms, which require [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2018, 01:42
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projectoffset wrote:
This is an absolutely terrible example and should be removed.



agreed..

The first blank has to be a verb as it is parallel to verb invite, but the answer given is PRETENTIOUS, which is an adjective and can noway fit in.

Now, this could be corrected
a) by changing the blank choice
b) by removing AND and reforming the phrase as below
Some critics maintain that fixed poetic forms, which require a specific number of lines and syllables, invite and may even may even invite (i) __________ wordiness; when no such (ii) __________ exists, the poet can easily spot and (iii) ___________ superfluities.
Noun it maintains required stress and also pretentious may just fit in with NOUN wordiness.

But we would remove this from our database and lock this thread.
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