Appropriately, his subsequent evocations of the room as a tomb also insist upon their vaporizing breath: "They stared at one another--glared rather--their quiet regular breathing vaporising faintly and steadily in the now tomblike
air" (240); "Even while they were not talking their breaths in the tomblike
air vaporised gently and quietly" (260); "in a sense there were four of them here in this tomblike
room in Massachusetts in 1910" (268); "The room was indeed tomblike
: a quality stale and static and moribund beyond any mere vivid and living cold" (275); "the two the four the two facing one another in the tomblike
Having arisen from her tomblike
hiding place to renewed life, she must now enter into the darkness of another form of concealment.
As they burrow deeper and deeper the air becomes hot, and stale, and thin, and if there's any place he doesn't want to be it is here, in the tomblike
depths of the ship.
Libraries are not necessarily tomblike
anymore, ruled by people who shush all the time.
This solitary nighttime stalking through the darkened hallways, rooms, and landings of the empty, echoing, tomblike
home becomes, in effect, a desperate "search for his other self .
The two Harvard students are not simply participating in the story; the story is alive for them in some more integral way: "Four of them there, in that room in New Orleans in 1860, just as in a sense there were four of them here in this tomblike
room in Massachusetts in 1910" (276).
With its tomblike
silence and deserted aisles, Nexpo 2001 was both a symbol of an industry stunned by the collapse of advertising -- and an eerie portent of the stillness to come after the attacks of Sept.
With each mighty swing, there was a deafening sound, a constant cannonade echoing throughout the tomblike
confines as Florida's Cliff Floyd swatted baseball after baseball with authority all over the field, many of which were Probably picked up on NASA's radar screen as they sailed into the empty seats.
Gradually exposed to light, the interior of the kiln appears tomblike
The Gift of Words") inasmuch as, "when the Leader speaks, the silence in the trenches is tomblike
, to the point that fear of the coming of the rainy season is postponed until the next silence" (ST, 24; "cuando el Lider habla del silencio sepulcral dentro de los socavones, al punto de que el temor por la llegada de las lluvias queda postergado hasta nuevo silencio" [AP, 31]).
68) While the authorial self can be projected through apostrophe, as Culler has suggested in his last level of reading, the monitory vocative of this poem forces the reader to become a projected, tomblike
site, doubled back on himself with a split consciousness.
Walking down the tomblike
Rayburn Office Building corridor, I could almost hear the medieval cry, "Bring out your dead, bring out your dead.
The poorer the surrounding soil, the more tomblike
the pit becomes.
IN 1974, following several years in which she ritually renounced painting--chopping old canvases into little rectangles and stitching them together into tomblike
blocks, preserving the ashes of burned works in vials--Susan Hiller found her enduring subject with Dream.