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    Swiftly flies the feathered death.

    Swiftly flies the feathered death.


    What is the meaning of this sentence?

    Could anyone explain it?

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    Re: Swiftly flies the feathered death.

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Swiftly flies the feathered death.


    What is the meaning of this sentence?

    Could anyone explain it?
    Needs more context - could be an arrow, could be a bird of prey ... maybe it's Homeric: the Harpies?

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    Re: Swiftly flies the feathered death.

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Needs more context - could be an arrow, could be a bird of prey ... maybe it's Homeric: the Harpies?

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    I got this sentence in my question paper to identify figures of speech.
    I don't have any context.

    Please add any of your context and explain me.

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    Re: Swiftly flies the feathered death.

    It is a line from the'Aenis' by Virgil, Translated by Johm Dryden and relates to an arrow.

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