Dear CR: That is my point precisely. The word "you" used as an impersonal pronoun implies a universality of others. "You feel free in the mountains" implies a common experience of the mountains, just as "you feel at home in the ghetto" implies some identity of speaker and audience. Diana
From: Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: Re: a Jeremiah sighting?
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 07:48:44 -0700
Diana, I'm sorry to be stating the obvious but one could use "you"as an impersonal pronoun too as in "You never know."Please mark the second definition below from Dictionary.com :1. the pronoun of the second person singular or plural, used of theperson or persons being addressed, in the nominative or objectivecase: You arethe highest bidder. It is you who are to blame. Wecan't help you. This package came for you. Did she give you the book?2. one; anyone; people in general: a tiny animal you can't even see.Regards,CR[BTW, there was a contingency that made me change my e-mail ID.The List will kindly excuse me.]
Diana Manister <[log in to unmask]> wrote:With regard to "there you feel free," Eliot certainly could have used "we" or "man" as a correct translation of"Mann". His choice of "you" is telling, as are all of his word choices. Diana
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