--- Nancy Gish <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Somewhat extending this framework, Frost's poem is
> about "knowing" the
> woods and not "knowing" them. The speaker says "I
> think I know / His
> house is in the village though." And the woods are
> dark and deep and
> So too the "who" of the author.
> >>> [log in to unmask] 09/13/05 6:54 AM >>>
> I'm glad that "semantic quibble" has been dropped
> from this discussion.
> Not because it isn't apt to think hard about the
> terms used, but
> the phrase trivializes the matter, in spite of the
> fact that semantics
> are central to poems and (with luck) to writing
> about them. "Quibble,"
> too, has a relation to our subject; its proposed
> etymology is from
> "quib" : "who, which."
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