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Both a short story by Katherine Mansfield and a poem by WH Auden present beautiful pieces of literature filled with fine captivating descriptions and high sensibility They both make us look at some things that we have already seen or observed before in a different way through the eyes of the authors Both of the writers transform their perception to the readers in a picturesque delicate way leaving no doubt that the perception is in the eye of the beholder we are told A short story Miss Brill by Katherine Mansfield tells the readers about one afternoon from the life of Miss Brill The readers do not have much information about Miss Brill it is only known that she is already not young she gives some English lessons and that she enjoys observing people But even before this short information about this lady is provided the readers are already familiar with the world of Miss Brills senses they already know how she perceives a nice Sunday afternoon what colors has the sky that she looks at and the air that Miss Brill breathes smells and tastes for her it is like a chill from a glass of iced water before you sip and now and again a leaf came driftingThe readers also know how nice it feels to take an old fur out of box and to touch it againFrom the very beginning of the story the author creates a sense of presence the pictures described are so vivid that the readers receive a feeling of being the eye-witnesses of that Sunday afternoon Later on the readers get acquainted with some other people listening to the band along with Miss Brill But once again no actual information is provided about those people the acquaintance occurs through the perception of Miss Brill Old people sitting on the bench couples little children a beautiful lady throwing a bunch of violets away-all those people appear
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