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Reading Comprehension: Detail Function Questions

The author mentions the word useful (marked in the passage) in order to

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The author believes that making a distinction between synecdoche and metonymy is beneficial and adds precision to the interpretation of literary works, but does not go as far as to say it is necessary.

Incorrect.

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The word useful in this sentence does not refer to the use of literary devices in general, but to the differentiation between two particular literary devices.

Incorrect.

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The author claims that distinguishing between the two is needed for a more precise interpretation, but does not claim that not differentiating between these two devices is incorrect. It is merely useful. Therefore, we cannot say that in order to correctly interpret literary works, one must make this distinction.

Incorrect.

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Although the author suggests that one does not have to make this distinction, stating that it is useful to do so does not make the distinction between these two devices arbitrary, or random.

Incorrect.

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The word useful does not refer to either literary device but to making a differentiation between them.

support the use of literary devices
emphasize that it is not strictly necessary to make a distinction between synecdoche and metonymy
argue that unless one can distinguish between metonymy and synecdoche, he or she cannot correctly interpret literary works
suggest that the distinction between synecdoche and metonymy is arbitrary
imply that the synecdoche is a more effective literary device than metonymy