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    Default rolled and leveled

    Dear Teachers,
    From Mirror, Mirror by Gregory Maquire:
    "The world was wilderness on one side...and on the other side, it was rolled and leveled paradise...classical statues preened on cornerstone plinths, proposing by the perfection of their forms a range of states of being so sublime that he had never had the temerity to ask for a glossary of their qualities."
    What does it mean by "rolled and leveled", and "proposing by the perfection of their forms a range of states of being so sublime that he had never had the temerity to ask for a glossary of their qualities"?
    Last edited by KuaiLe; 03-Aug-2006 at 03:52. Reason: irrelevant title

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    Default Re: crooks, shimmies, frostlings and...

    Rolled and levelled- this is the way to make a lawn, so it contrasts with the wilderness.
    The description of the statues suggests to me that their beauty is so great that they make him speechless and just absorbs the beauty rather than trying to analyse it.

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