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Question:

In sentence 12 (reproduced below), the writer wants to echo Bingham’s observation from sentence 11. Which version of the underlined portion best accomplishes that goal?
Of Clifon’s ambitious lines, poet Kevin Young said, “There is a kind of quietude in that lowercase, but also a boldness of speech” that achieves a “powerful intimacy.”

A spare
Explaination

“Spare” is closest to conveying the same meaning as “economy and minimalism,” used in sentence 11. The other choices are incorrect because “ambitious,” “nuanced,” and “vivid” do not convey the same meaning as “economy and minimalism,” used in sentence 11.