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--- 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
> mysterious.
> 
> So too the "who" of the author.
> Nancy
> 
> >>> [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
> because 
> 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."
> 
> Marcia
> 


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