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    Question he has yet to replicate the feat.......meaning

    After his successful first novel, critics lionized the young writer as a literary virtuoso, though he has yet to replicate the feat. what's the meaning of "he has yet to replicate the feat"? many thanks......

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    Exclamation Re: he has yet to replicate the feat.......meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by jesson cui View Post
    After his successful first novel, critics lionized the young writer as a literary virtuoso, though he has yet to replicate the feat. what's the meaning of "he has yet to replicate the feat"? many thanks......
    He has not made a repeat perfofomance or written another novel as good as the first one.

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    Re: he has yet to replicate the feat.......meaning

    To replicate is do make an exact copy of.
    I wonder how this can be applied to literary works. I mean, what is the point of making an exact or similar copy of a novel?
    Another word to use is 'emulate' which is to equal or better.

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    Re: he has yet to replicate the feat.......meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    To replicate is do make an exact copy of.
    I wonder how this can be applied to literary works. I mean, what is the point of making an exact or similar copy of a novel?
    Another word to use is 'emulate' which is to equal or better.

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    The text doesn't suggest that the novel should be replicated, but that the feat of writing a novel as good as the first had not yet been replicated.


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    Re: he has yet to replicate the feat.......meaning

    This is quite a sentence!
    After his successful first novel, critics lionized the young writer as a literary virtuoso, though he has yet to replicate the feat.

    Does he have to 'replicate' being lionised = being given a lot of public attention and approval; treated as a celebrity?
    or, if it relates to the novel, then I wonder, how many 'first novels' can one write?

    'replicate the feat' should have been something along the lines of 'proving this is not a flash in the pan.'

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