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    A narrow wind

    Can you tell me the synonym for the adjective 'narrow' ? Why is the word someone written separately ?

    The Sky is low — the Clouds are mean.
    A Travelling Flake of Snow
    Across a Barn or through a Rut
    Debates if it will go —

    A Narrow Wind complains all Day
    How some one treated him
    Nature, like Us is sometimes caught
    Without her Diadem.

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    Re: A narrow wind

    A comprehensive interpretation of Emily Dickinson's poem can be found here.

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    Re: A narrow wind

    Quote Originally Posted by towcats1 View Post
    Why is the word someone written separately ?
    English has changed over time- people often wrote things differently in the past. We still write no one as two words.


    Also, don't put a space before punctuation like question marks.

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    Re: A narrow wind

    It's the explanation for children . Nobody can explain the anybody's feelling. It's interesting to find the synonyms. I see pitiful, miserable, moaningful...

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    Re: A narrow wind

    Does it have the great meaning - this space? Why?

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    Re: A narrow wind

    No- we just don't do it:

    Why is the word someone written separately ?
    Why is the word someone written separately?

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    Re: A narrow wind

    I've understood. How about synonyms?

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    Re: A narrow wind

    That page doesn't address the 'some one' issue.

    But ED was writing in the mid-19th century, and - as this shows - the word 'someone' was formed from the two obvious elements. And by the 19th century the amalgamation of the word was not complete. The same is true of 'no body' and lots of other compound words.

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    Re: A narrow wind

    I've understood all about some one. I cannot understand anything about 'a narrow wind'.
    That page contains a try to explain the unexplainable mystery.
    Last edited by towcats1; 10-Nov-2014 at 20:54.

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    Re: A narrow wind

    Quote Originally Posted by towcats1 View Post
    I've understood all about some one. I cannot understand anything about 'a narrow wind'.
    That page contains a try to explain the unexplainable mystery.
    A good thesaurus will provide you with synonyms for 'narrow'. Choose synonyms from this list which you think are contextually appropriate for the poem. Let us know which synonyms you have selected.

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