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|Good phrase -- "gleeful defiance"
Written by Cathy Allen
(4/19/2012 10:29 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, The exuberant narrator, penned by Tom P2
Thanks, Tom. I think JA had a "gleeful" time writing this novel, and it shows frequently. I just love her use of paradoxical phrases. Just a quick example, I opened my book to chapter 22, and when they are touring the gardens at Northanger, Miss Tilney talks about a favorite walk "through a thick grove of old Scotch firs" and Catherine "began to talk with easy gaiety of the delightful melancholy..." There are many more examples; does anyone have another to share?
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