본문 첫 구절은 강렬해야 한다.
사례로써 A Tale of Two Cities (1859) by Charles Dickens를 든다.
본문 첫 대목이다.
It was the best of times,
it was the worst of times,
it was the age of wisdom,
it was the age of foolishness,
it was the epoch of belief,
it was the epoch of incredulity,
it was the season of Light,
it was the season of Darkness,
it was the spring of hope,
it was the winter of despair,
we had everything before us,
we had nothing before us,
we were all going direct to Heaven,
we were all going direct the other way--
in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.
이 친구 의외로 우리한테는 익숙한 문체를 썼다. 대구 혹은 사륙변려문에 가깝다.
같은 말을 절묘히 반복하면서도 그것을 철저히 피했다.
와 같은 말이 그렇다. (2015. 1. 6)
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