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- It is extra-literary.
- The pleasure of myth depends hardly at all on such usual narrative attractions as suspense and surprise.
- Human sympathy is at a minimum. We do not project ourselves strongly into the characters. We feel indeed that the pattern of their movements has a profound relevance to our own life, but we do not imaginatively transport ourselves into theirs.
- Myth is always in one sense of the word “fantastic.” It deals with the impossibles and preternaturals.
- The experience may be sad or joyful but it is always grave. Comic myth is impossible.
- The experience is not only grave but awe-inspiring. Its as if something of great moment had been communicated to us.
Fair speech may hide a foul heart.
Word: Amalgamate [uh-mal-guh-mate]
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: To combine into a unified whole, unite, to become combined; to mix an alloy with mercury.
Origin: Early 17th century from medieval Latin ‘amalgamare’ – formed into a soft mass.
Example Sentence: The man amalgamated his company with another.
Word: Garrulous [gair-ru-lus]
Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: given to constant and frivolous chatter, annoyingly talkative, prone to rambling.
Origin: 17th century from Latin ‘garrire’ – to chatter.
Example Sentence: The man was so garrulous that I couldn’t get a word in edgewise.
Maybe the paths that you each shall tread are already laid before your feet though you do not see them.