Posted by Linden on July 25, 1998 at 05:01:00:
In response to JA's use of the five senses, written by Caroline on July 24, 1998 at 13:22:18
Thank you for an interesting posting: I shall go off and read Austen again (as if I needed an excuse!). Forgive me if I comment in this post only where I disagree with you - I agree with so much of what you're saying that I'd just be wasting bandwidth.
] She uses sound much less often. Occasionally she mentions the sound of carriage wheels, or the tone of someone's voice, but it is never really critical to the story, it's just a perfect, minimal embellishment.
- Yes, but what an ear for conversation she had! It's sparkling dialogue, in which every character speaks in their own distinctive manner.
] She seems to use touch not at all. I cannot, off hand , think of any passage where the touch of anything on a person's hand or face is even mentioned. Can You?
Doesn't Anne in Persuasion get windblown at Lyme, which restores some of her youthful bloom?
- Fanny's first day in Portsmouth Constanza 13:59:44 8/05/98 (0)
- Very touching Caroline 11:22:18 7/27/98 (0)
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