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Prose Style in DH Lawrences Sons and Lovers 1And after such an evening they both were very still having known the immensity of passion 2They felt small half afraid childish and wondering like Adam and Eve when they lost their innocence and realized the magnificence of the power which drove them out of Paradise and across the great night and the great day of humanity 3It was for each of them an initiation and a satisfaction 4To know their own nothingness to know the tremendous living flood which carried them always gave them rest within themselves 5If so great a magnificent power could overwhelm them identify them all together with itself so that they knew they were only grains in the tremendous heave that lifted every grass-blade its little height and every tree and living thing then why fret about themselves 6They could let themselves be carried by life and they felt a sort of peace each in the other 7There was a verification which they had had together 8Nothing could nullify it nothing could take it away it was almost their belief in life 9But Clara was not satisfied 10Something great was there she knew something great enveloped her 11But it did not keep her 12In the morning it was not the same 13They had known but she could not keep the moment 14She wanted it again she wanted something permanent 15She had not realized fully 16She thought it was he whom she wanted 17He was not safe to her 18This that had been between them might never be again he might leave her 19She had not got him she was not satisfied 20She had been there but she had not gripped the--the something--she knew not what--which she was mad to have 336-337 This passage from DH Lawrences novel Sons and Lovers describes the thoughts of Paul Morel and Clara Dawes after they have spent an evening of passion together It
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