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Question:

Which version of the underlined portion of sentence 10 (reproduced below) provides the most effective introduction to the last paragraph?
Clifon’s powerful and innovative poems have been widely recognized and appreciated.

A D. many gifts as a writer and teacher have
Explaination

The main focus of the last paragraph is on Clifton as both a talented writer and teacher. Choices A and C are incorrect because each focuses on Clifton’s poetry but not on her teaching, which is also central to the last paragraph. Choice B is incorrect because it focuses on Clifton’s teaching but not on her poetry, which is also central to the last paragraph.