with a new sense of awe look at the Frank forehead, serious eyes and gay innocent mouth of the young creative whose soul's custodian he was to be"
This is from age of innocence.
What I have so far is that imagery is used by " serious eyes".
Please break it down. Tell me what words me and add terminology if possible
English literature help!!!!!! Watch
- Thread Starter
- 24-01-2017 22:54
- 24-01-2017 23:01
There's a bit of oxymoron with 'serious' and 'gay'(meaning care free). Eyes tend to be a go-point for authors to convey emotion, so rge author here expressing gay lips connotes a conflicted nature about the character. 'Frank forehead' beforehand connotes his matter-of-fact personality. The fact that the author has used the spatial order of forehead, eyes, lips conveys an ordered feeling as if the character is almost predictable in his actions, though his face says the contrary.
Of course I'm just going off the extract as I have no idea what this book is or its context