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could you please tell me what the following sentece means:
We came on the wind of the carnival.
Thanks a lot!
Last edited by abaka; 21-Jan-2009 at 23:37.
There's irony in the word 'carnival' (which means 'farewell to flesh'). The chocolate shop brings fleshly pleasure to the villagers just when they're supposed to be starting their Lenten fasting and abstinence.
Carnival is a festive mood with large group of people gathering together to celebrate.
'He came on the wind of the carnival' could mean that he traversed through the route in which the total atmosphere was frenzied with the mood of celebrations.
I am not a teacher.
Probably, it could have some figurative meanings as well.
Correct me, If i am wrong anywhere.
'Carnival' = farewell to flesh
'Carnival is a festive mood with large group of people gathering together to celebrate.'
These two are not mutually exclusive. The festive gathering was an occasion when people could consume everything they couldn't consume between Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras) and Easter.
Abaka, did you write any book thus far? I'd love to read if you did.. :)
I got what you are saying but how is the sentence you wrote initially 'They come with that wind, together with it, at the same time it does, as though they flew in "on" it.' can deducted to the meaning you portrayed in the previous post.. :o I am sorry but I had/ have to ask this.. ( is it had or have?)
I guess I'm more poetic than clear. Oh well.
I meant everything very literally. Sitting on the chair. Carried on the wind.
PS. I had to ask. Or I have to ask. The tense gives the meaning you want to stress.
Last edited by abaka; 22-Jan-2009 at 17:50. Reason: added the two examples