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Which sentence most effectively helps readers envision a scene?

A. "The reason for these names is that . . . The Act of 1572 specifically excludes players properly authorized by lords from being considered vagabonds."

B. "However, as the new theater proves more and more popular, actors, writers, and audiences become increasingly centered on the London playhouses."

C. "If you are sitting in the gallery you will have a clear view of the stage as it projects out from the far side of the round enclosure."

D. "It has been a long time in development but Elizabeth's reign sees the advent of a dramatic culture which has meaning for us in the modern world."

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Answer: C. “If you are sitting in the gallery you will have a clear view of the stage as it projects out from the far side of the round enclosure.”

In option C, the thing being described is less abstract. In this case, the readers are being told what they would be able to see, sitting in the gallery. With this, the reader is given the choice of visualizing the stage in his/her own mind.

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