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Explanation: Natalie's "hero of (for) the occasion" is acceptable. However the the literary "flavour" (meaning) is important.
There is a play with words here "culprit of the (temporary) glory". In reality, nobody can be a "culprit" of "glory, triumph". It is a poetic, literary, "free" expression - a contradiction a "culprit" of a "triumph"? "Hero of the occasion" foregoes all literary flavour of this beautiful literary paradox.
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DrSantos Local time: 00:19 Native speaker of: Portuguese PRO pts in pair: 39