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|Well chosen examples! I am all astonishment that...
Written by Delories
(10/6/2005 4:25 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Inanimate objects, penned by Robbin
...Nabakov, in his otherwise very insightful analysis of JA's style, could say that she had few original metaphors (although he admirably singled out the "noble fire" that Mrs Norris "damaged" with a poker).
The astonished portraits and the seat with which Mary has a quarrel are both marvellous examples of how JA not only creates intricately crafted plots and well-rounded characters to people them -- she creates a whole _world_, and these "animated" inanimate objects are, subtly, part of how that happens -- and I'm sure, Robbin, that we shall all be more keenly aware of them after your post!
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