----- Original Message -----
From: "Rickard A. Parker" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, March 08, 2010 2:18 PM
Subject: Re: 'Gerontion' -- the dramatic arc
> Yes I know you're right about that. But appeals to tense don't always
> settle disputes about meaning in English either, as evidenced by "Us
> he devours."
"Us he devours" may be ongoing but that doesn't mean that
he is devouring me now. First he devoured my grandparents,
then my parents and soon he'll chew me up.