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Repetition of criticism in "Tradition and the Individual Talent

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Tradition and the Individual Talent, T.S. Eliot, 1919

T. S. Eliot. "Tradition and the Individual Talent." Selected Prose of T.S. Eliot. Ed. Frank Kermode. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1975. 38-39. Modernism.research.yale.edu. The Modernism Lab, Yale University. Web. 29 Apr. 2016.

Which of the following best describes the effect of the repetition of the words "criticism" and "critical" in lines 16-30?

A

It contrasts a past belief with one now commonly held.

B

It emphasizes the unpleasant effect of criticism.

C

It stresses the importance of the term in contrast with creativity.

D

It equalizes critical nature of the French people with that of Americans.

E

It disassociates the author from an idea that he disagrees with.