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    #1

    Literary choice of words

    Even now that you are dead, It seems as if your grave emits/leaks/radiates peace/composure/calmness/tranqulity.

    Woud you please tell me which combination of the words above would be more literary?

    This is my choice of words:

    It seems as if your grave radiates/emits peace.

    What do you think?

    Thanks very much indeed.

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    Re: Literary choice of words

    To have literary effect, words have to be chosen for a reason- I can't see why those choices are in any way more literary- what's the desired effect?

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    Re: Literary choice of words

    Actually I'm trying to translate a piece of persian literary text into English but I'm not sure which choice of words sound more literary or at least make sense.

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