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    #1

    please take a look

    "The trees stood in an attitude of intentness, as if they waited longingly for a wind to come and rock them."


    As for this sentence, I want to ask for your opinion about "attitude", what does it mean here? Do you also think the sentence makes sense to you?

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    #2

    Re: please take a look

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    "The trees stood in an attitude of intentness, as if they waited longingly for a wind to come and rock them."


    As for this sentence, I want to ask for your opinion about "attitude", what does it mean here? Attitude means "a position of the body/etc".
    Do you also think the sentence makes sense to you? No, for me. But I would glad if someone else say his opinion here.


    Thanks
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    Re: please take a look

    Look up the literary device of personsification.

    See the 3rd definition:
    personification - definition of personification by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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