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Three poets express the problem succinctly: "We must labour to be beautiful," said W. B . Yeats. "Beauty is difficult," said Ezra Pound. " It never does. Only the writer can do that. What happens in the revision process? The writer, to put it as simply as possible, cuts this, adds that, substitutes this for that, and relocates this from here to there, in small or large units, thus contracting or expanding the work. He often reorganizes large elements. " "I've never had a sentence turn up in the final form," says Evan S.

Unclean job. Narrative mingled with perception and conscious thought at various points, sometimes with ironic intent, is the process demonstrated above. 24 DRAMATIC MONOLOG/Point of View But in stream of consciousness or night revery the process is a mingling of conscious (silently talking to oneself) and unconscious thoughts, images, and feelings, without direct narrative or immediate perceptions. Here is stream of consciousness, Molly Bloom: and the wineshops half open at night and the castanets and the night we missed the boat at Algeciras the watchman going about serene with his lamp and 0 that awful deepdown torrent O and the sea the sea crimson sometimes like fire and the glorious sunsets and the figtrees in the Alameda gardens yes and all the queer little streets and pink and blue and yellow houses and the rosegardens and the jessamine and geraniums and cactuses and Gibraltar as a girl where I was a Flower of the mountain yes when I put the rose in my hair like the Andalusian girls used or shall I wear a red yes and how he kissed me under the Moorish wall and I thought well as well him as another and then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes i said yes I will Yes.

It is as if the author were paraphrasing in the third person what the character would say if he were telling the story in the first person. Usually, the author adjusts his style and vocabulary to the age, mentality, and social situation of the point-of-view character. Katherine Mansfield's "Miss Brill" is a near-perfect example: Although it was so brilliantly fine—the blue sky powdered with gold and great spots of light like white wine splashed over the Jardins Publiques—Miss Brill was glad that she had decided on her fur.

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