A. Correct the errors in the following sentences:
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B. Use quotations from the following group as directed:
The following paragraphs contain several plagiarized sentences.
1. The Beatles’ music in the early years was just plain melodic. It had a nice beat to it. The Beatles were simple lads, writing simple songs sim- ply to play to screaming fans on one-night stands. There was no deep, inner meaning to the lyrics. Their songs included many words like I, and me, and you. As the years went by, the Beatles’ music became more poetic. Sergeant Pepper is a stupefying collage of music, words, back- ground noises, cryptic utterances, orchestral effects, hallucinogenic bells, farmyard sounds, dream sequences, social observations, and
apocalyptic vision, all masterfully blended together on a four-track tape machine over nine agonizing and expensive months. Their music was beginning to be more philosophical, with a deep, inner, more secret meaning. After it was known that they took drugs, references to drugs were seen in many songs. The “help” in Ringo’s “A Little Help from My Friends” was said to have meant pot. The songs were poetic, mystical; they emerged from a self-contained world of bizarre carnival colors; they spoke in a language and a musical idiom all their own.
2. BeforetheCivilWar,minstrelsyspreadquicklyacrossAmerica.Ameri- cans all over the country enjoyed minstrelsy because it reflected some- thing of their own point of view. For instance, Negro plantation hands, played usually by white actors in blackface, were portrayed as devil- may-care outcasts and minstrelmen played them with an air of comic triumph, irreverent wisdom, and an underlying note of rebellion, which had a special appeal to citizens of a young country. Minstrelsy was ironi- cally the beginning of black involvement in the American theater. The American people learned to identify with certain aspects of the black people. The Negro became a sympathetic symbol for a pioneer people who required resilience as a prime trait.