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Discus: What Are My Chances?: January 2004 Archive: QUOTE HELP PLZ ASAP
By Nycdebater (Nycdebater) on Sunday, January 04, 2004 - 02:43 pm: Edit

I know i already put this up in another place but can u guys help me out here
hwo would you interpret these quotes
'it is the function of literature to make us aware of the life we live and see about us.'
'The principle of literature is devotion to the particulars of life.'
'the two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar and familiar things new.'
this is easy-'its not what an author says, but what he or she whispers that is important.'
-this is easy-'literature has the right and duty to give to the public the ideas of the time.'

HELP HELP.....plz interpret these quotes..im not sure wit them

By Northstarmom (Northstarmom) on Sunday, January 04, 2004 - 02:56 pm: Edit

This reminds me of something MLK Jr. said to the effect, "Nothing pains some people more than having to think."

By Deferreddude (Deferreddude) on Sunday, January 04, 2004 - 03:13 pm: Edit


By Foreignboy (Foreignboy) on Sunday, January 04, 2004 - 03:21 pm: Edit

I'm actually a science guy, but from what I see..

1 and 2 are essentially the same. They mean literature makes us appreciate the subtle things in life.
3 means that literature introduces us to new ideas/things and (again) makes us appreciate the subtle things in life.
4 means that the literal sense of what an author says is not necessarily what he or she means.
5 explains itself.

By Nycdebater (Nycdebater) on Sunday, January 04, 2004 - 05:58 pm: Edit

thnx foreign boy...

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