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Passage #8 - Viewpoint/Attitude Drill

PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:08 pm
by gintriag
Hi guys,

The first and third answers match with the ones in the book. That doesnt happen with the second one. My second answer is:

Lines: 11-22
Group-Individual: Author
Viewpoint: Description of the HollyHock house
Tone: Positive. Praise.

Why am I incorrect or almost correct?

Thanks guys,

Re: Passage #8 - Viewpoint/Attitude Drill

PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:27 pm
by Claire Horan
Hi Gintriag,

I wouldn't say you are incorrect in your assessment, but it could be a little more subtle. The words giving clues about tone and viewpoint that I found are below:

"nevertheless" - signaling contrast from the critics' views

"such consternation" - The author may or my not agree that critics were justified in a little consternation.

"creates a rare sense of cohesion" - positive in that it contrasts with the critics' view of the house as being an "odd addition" and "inconsistent"

"allegorical connection" - further evidence that the house does fit in, at least in some ways, with the place where it was built.

So, the author's main point is to defend the house from the critics' specific charge that the house didn't belong. The tone isn't just generally positive. It is positive about the house, I agree, but the praise is thoughtful and directed at the debate over consistency/cohesion/connection.

Re: Passage #8 - Viewpoint/Attitude Drill

PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:32 pm
by Nikki Siclunov
Hi gintriag,

Your answer is not incorrect: you properly identified the author's views (lines 12-14, but I'd be willing to expand this to 12-22), which is favorable toward the HollyHock House. Our answer key is a slightly more elaborate version of yours - the author concedes that the building is not as domestic as expected, but views the critics as too harsh. In other words, the HollyHock House is actually more aesthetically valuable than the critics give it credit for.

There are many ways to describe these viewpoints: don't get caught up in minor stylistic differences such as these :-)


Re: Passage #8 - Viewpoint/Attitude Drill

PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:26 pm
by lathlee
Hi. I have 6 viewpoints :1-4 author. Neutral, but used the word, odd.

Line 4-7 same as the book.
Line 7-10 group:many
Line 11-14 . group: author and main point view: same as the book
Line 14-21: group: neutral view: general description of the hollyhock house
Line 22-27 same as the book.

Re: Passage #8 - Viewpoint/Attitude Drill

PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:32 pm
by Adam Tyson
Hey there lathlee, thanks for sharing that info, and sorry to take so long to respond. Did you have a question about the viewpoints in that drill?

Re: Passage #8 - Viewpoint/Attitude Drill

PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:11 pm
by lathlee
yeah actually, is it okay if I have the view point analysis as i described, is it acceptable way?

Re: Passage #8 - Viewpoint/Attitude Drill

PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:53 pm
by Adam Tyson
I see no group viewpoint in lines - 11-21, lathlee. That's all just the author. Not until we get to line 22 do we get another viewpoint, that of the modern day architects. I agree that some portion of lines 11-21 is somewhat neutral, there is no group or many point there, no opinion or attitude attributed to critics or architects or anyone else besides the author.