Still, a windy door knob doesn't make sense, although I like your idea.
And then there's that preposition "under", so if it means hill,
and he is under the hill, then is he buried?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rickard A. Parker" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 8:17 AM
Subject: Re: 'Gerontion' -- the dramatic arc
A knob is a hill. Most likely open (unforested) or covered
with sheets of rock. I'm pretty sure that New Hampshire
has some peaks with Knob as part of the name. With
my corrupted system searches are a pain.
Eliot may have used the word knob instead of hill to bring
us back to the house image (door knob). I think though
that he wanted the image of a sphere (as with a door
knob) to represent the earth.
Under a windy knob / In a world of life