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June 2007, Passage 1, Question 6

The content focuses on dissecting a purpose of a detail question related to Rita Dove's experience in Germany, as seen in a GRE reading comprehension passage.
  • Purpose of a detail questions ask why the author mentioned something specific.
  • Notes on reading comprehension passages should focus on the function of specific details.
  • Rita Dove's experience in Germany illustrates her opinion on the division between poetry and fiction.
  • The correct answer choice points to an experience reinforcing Dove's conviction that poetry and fiction should not be rigidly separated.
  • Other answer choices are dismissed based on their deviation from the passage's content or the lack of support within the passage.
Understanding Purpose of a Detail Questions
Analyzing the Function of Specific Details
Evaluating Answer Choices