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Imagery in Friendship

Imagery Examples in Friendship:

"Friendship"

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"the vast shadow of the Phenomenal..."   ("Friendship")

Emerson speaks of the friend as having a “vast shadow of the Phenomenal.” The former noun “shadow” suggests a sense of ephemerality and transience, while the latter “Phenomenal” suggests a sense of grandeur and remarkability. This language suggests that friendship, like a shadow, is something so profound as to be outside of oneself.

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