At 02:12 PM 7/11/2007, Carrol Cox wrote:
> > At 10:15 AM 7/11/2007, Diana Manister wrote:
> > >I tend to believe that he was conscious of the contextual implications of
> > >his characters' spoken' words
>Correct. Except it doesn't bite.
Sort of my point, at least that it shouldn't bite, but often, seemingly,
does. Don't really understand your "direct line" notion. No "to" or too
>That is, there is no direct line from
>this little truism (which also applies to Eddie Guest, Barbara Cortland,
>Margaret Mitchell, The Sweet Singer of Michigan, et al) and _any_
>specific statement about anything in the poem, since _context_ is
>_always_ at issue for any particular line or speech.