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(See the complete passage discussion here: lsat/viewtopic.php?t=14138)
The correct answer choice is (E)
The answer to this question is prephrased in the VIEWSTAMP analysis above.
Answer choice (A): There is no evidence that the Border communities are uniquely cohesive, as the
author does not draw comparisons to other communities. Furthermore, only the second paragraph
focuses on the corrido imagery, not the passage as a whole.
Answer choice (B): While it is true that the corrido has roots in eighteenth-century Spain, whether
those roots are revealed in corridos’ conventional themes and language is neither entirely clear nor
the main point of the passage. The author does not dwell on the origins of the corrido, but rather on
its linguistic qualities and cultural significance.
Answer choice (C): Hopefully, you were able to eliminate this answer choice relatively quickly, as
“Gregorio Cortez” merely illustrates certain aspects of the corrido.
Answer choice (D): While corridos do employ vivid imagery and draw their narratives from subject
matter specific to the Border region, the mere fact that they do is not the main point of the passage.
Answer choice (E): This is the correct answer choice. The main point of the passage can be found
in the first paragraph, lines 17-20: the linguistic and thematic conventions typified by the corrido
help affirm the cohesiveness of Border communities. The adverb phrase “more importantly” (lines
17-18) should have been a useful clue.