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  1. BobK's Avatar
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    #11

    Re: A Streetcar Named Desire

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    A pearl of literature is a fine and suitable phrase. I think Bob was agreeing with you that it is a pearl, and to consider that a pearl starts as a piece of grit and ends as a beautiful pearl as it gathers its coating.
    Exactly! And also that a pearl only grows because of an irritant. I think it's a perfect metaphor.

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    #12

    Smile Re: A Streetcar Named Desire

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Exactly! And also that a pearl only grows because of an irritant. I think it's a perfect metaphor.

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    Thanks for your comment.

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