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  1. BlueSky3000
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    Unhappy What do these sentences mean?

    [This person comes to big city from a village where he lived for the first time in his life, and there he gets confused.]
    What do these sentences mean?
    With a vacant air he regarded the Pandemonium, and a petrifaction of his inner being seemed to take place.
    No spark of animation visited his eye.
    [His coworkers tease him and say he is like an elephant. Then another one says of this person:] Oi,oi, his nose would betray him. What is meant by this sentence?
    And what about these sentences?
    He became aware with growing dread of something abrewing out of the common.
    'T is often that kind weeps sorest when it's too late.


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    Re: What do these sentences mean?

    With a vacant air he regarded the Pandemonium, and a petrifaction of his inner being seemed to take place.
    No spark of animation visited his eye


    Pandemonium - metaphor for the city as a noisy and busy place
    Petrifaction of his inner being - his mind is overcome so he becomes like an unresponsive stone in his mind.
    No spark of animation visited his eye - he stares at the city with no expression.

    [His coworkers tease him and say he is like an elephant. Then another one says of this person:] Oi,oi, his nose would betray him.

    There is an implication the "he" is very large, and that he has very big nose.

    He became aware with growing dread of something abrewing out of the common

    There is something about to happen[ abrewing] that is not usual [out of the common] and he is afraid of what it might be.

    'T is often that kind weeps sorest when it's too late.

    Describes a person who is always slow in seeing a consequence and is therefore late in responding to it.


  2. BlueSky3000
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    Re: What do these sentences mean?

    Thank you so much. That was really helpful of you.

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