Language of The Lighthouse
In the only recording that remains of Woolf's voice, she discusses the significance of words. Select one word or phrase and write about its relationship to the passage from which it comes and the first third of "The Window."
Some questions you might consider (you need not address them all) include: How would the passage differ if Woolf had used different language? What is the tone of your word? What role does its sound have? How is your word related to themes and topics in the novel, such as family, time, and art? How does Woolf's discussion of words alter your sense of her words?
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