Friday, February 08, 2013

TRIFEXTRA


This weekend we are venturing into uncharted territories once again. This Trifextra isn't so much a writing challenge; it's more of a reading challenge. We want you to scour through your favorite pieces of literature and give us the best 33 words you can find.

You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever.  I offer myself to you again with......
Captain Wentworth, Jane Austen's Persuasion

The upright Captain is writing to Anne Elliot professing his love. This is a most wonderful speech that is very touching and memorable. He goes on to tell her ....with... a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it..... I have loved non but you.   Persuasion is my absolute favorite of her books, I think it is her most romantic. I always thought Anne Elliot was the most like Jane, herself.


22 comments :

  1. well that is just a beautiful line, one that makes you want to sigh.

    Love stories are my favorite. They show a vulnerable side of everyone, that moment where you are asking for love, wondering about feelings, reaching out to another heart..that is pure ache and ecstasy don't you think?

    thanks for the words, they touched me.

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  2. Jane Austen had such a way with words. Great choice.

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  3. I'm like the anti-jane austen audience but my wife and teenage daughter love her and that book. It's a write of passage for so many intelligent women. good one.

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  4. Jane Austen is just awesome. I don't think it's possible to pick a bad passage from her work.

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  5. This is one of my favorites! Perfect choice.

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  6. This is a lovely and romantic quote that you have chosen.

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  7. Very moving. I wonder if such excellent love language is used these days?

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  8. Jane Austen is so very quotable. Great choice!

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  9. Ah love, just in time for Valentine's Day next week (:

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  10. Romance! Always wins, as far as I am concerned.

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  11. Would that men were all as romantic as Wentworth. Of course, with a name like Wentworth he is doomed to be all sorts of wonderful. ;)

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  12. I love Jane Austin. :)
    After reading your quote I want to pick up Persuasion again. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  13. I had forgotten how romantic Persuation was, I must go back and read it again. Thanks for reminding me :)

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  14. Made me go aww..am such a die hard romantic,lol!And befitting too -after all,VDay is almost here:-)

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