For some, the poverty and deprivations of youth must be credited with the grandest achievements of adulthood. The poet Robert Burns and his brother were expected to do the work of men at the age of thirteen. He had some schooling before then, and must have improved during this time, for he could read and spell well, and had some knowledge of English grammar.
Which of the following would provide the best support for the claim made in the first line of the passage?
A playwright is inspired to write beautiful plays about the destitution and difficulties of his childhood, and becomes widely acclaimed as the greatest writer of his generation.
This answer describes someone growing up in "destitution" (which is another word for poverty) and later becoming "the greatest writer of his generation."
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