- Jul 2018
It crept onward among ruinous houses and over the twinkling river.
This melancholy passage was imbued with active voices for what we often would consider as still objects. For instance, the hallstand 'received' the weight of the coat, the sight of the streets 'thronged' with buyers, and here, the train 'crept' onward. These active voices were extremely vivid and characterized Joyce's writing style.