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" As a huge stone is sometimes seen to lie Couched on the bald top of an eminence ; Wonder to all who do the same espy, By what means it could thither come, and whence; So that it seems a thing endued with sense : Like a sea-beast crawled forth, that on... "
Poems - Page 30
by William Wordsworth - 1815
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Pleasure and Change: The Aesthetics of Canon

Sir Frank Kermode - 2004 - 112 pages
...operates on "images in a conjunction by which they modify each other." He chooses the lines beginning "As a huge stone is sometimes seen to lie / Couched on the bald top of an eminence" and goes on to the comparisons with the sea beast and the cloud: The stone is endowed with something...
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Romantic Rocks, Aesthetic Geology

Noah Heringman - 2004 - 340 pages
...Stanza VIII concludes: "the oldest man he seemed that ever wore grey hairs." The next stanza begins: "As a huge stone is sometimes seen to lie, / Couched on the bald top of an eminence." The metaphor—almost an epic simile—is extended as well as detached, so that the poem's return in...
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Krisen des Verstehens um 1800

Sandra Heinen, Harald Nehr - 2004 - 326 pages
...sometimes seen to lie / Couch'd on the bald'top of an eminence"), V. 69 f. („Like a Sea-beast crawl'd forth, which on a shelf / Of rock or sand reposeth, there to sun itself") und V. 82 („Motionless äs a Cloud the Old Man stood"). 28 Ebd., V. 86-88. lyrischen Ich nicht synthetisiert,...
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Writing about Literature: Essay and Translation Skills for University ...

Judith Woolf - 2005 - 188 pages
...cul-de-sac stranded on a deserted beach' at least produced a striking image, a blind alley amazingly altered So that it seems a thing endued with sense: Like a sea-beast crawled forth, that on a shelf Of rock or sand reposeth, there to sun itself.21 More often the mixed metaphor is the...
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Wordsworth et la marche: parcours poétique et esthétique

Florence Gaillet-de Chezelles - 2007 - 436 pages
...situé à la frontière entre le rêve et la réalité, la vie et la mort, l'animé et l'inanimé : As a huge stone is sometimes seen to lie Couched on the...So that it seems a thing endued with sense: Like a sea-heast crawledforth, that on a shelf Of rock orsand reposeth, there to sun itself ; Such seemed...
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