German translation: Zwischen seinen Stiefelspitzen hindurch sah er verschwommen eine enorme Saeule - den kerzengerade ge
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02:28 Sep 27, 2000
English to German translations [PRO] Art/Literary
English term or phrase:working out a sentence
I have difficulties working out the following sentence:
Past his boot tips, dimly, an enormous column- the
straight-trunked iroko from which he hung suspended- sweeping through his field of vision.
I would like to ask if someone could provide an interpretation of it in their own words, in English. 'Iroko' is the name of a certain kind of tree. Thanks in advance for giving it a go!
Explanation: The narrator is obviously hanging upside down from an iroko tree.
He/she is looking upwards and your phrase is describing which impression this iroko tree is making on the narrator in this particular situation. The words enormous colums and sweeping through field of vision express the passivity and stress the narrator is in.
Hoping to have been of help