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11:48 Mar 21, 2007
English to Korean translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase: interpretation
Hi. I need help understanding the following sentence.

"And yet--and yet--is it not perhaps to satisfy expectation that one falls into the tragic key in writing of desertness? The more you wish of it the more you get, and in the mean time lose much of pleasantness."

Can anyone tell me what the "it" in the second sentence is referring to?
Is it referring to the "expectation" in the previous sentence?
And what does "more you get" imply?
The more you expect, the higher the expectation becomes?
Please help.
lilfrenzy
Korean translation:tragedy
Explanation:
It is not really possible to know what this paragraph means without further context.

My best guess is "you write in tragic style when writing about deserts because you expect some tragedy in deserts".

So my guess is that it means "tragedy".
the more tragedy you wish of, the more tragedy you get.
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tragedy


Explanation:
It is not really possible to know what this paragraph means without further context.

My best guess is "you write in tragic style when writing about deserts because you expect some tragedy in deserts".

So my guess is that it means "tragedy".
the more tragedy you wish of, the more tragedy you get.

skyblue
United States
Local time: 13:55
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Native speaker of: Native in KoreanKorean

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