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"the drip of the banjoes" What is the meaning of "drip" in the following sentence? (drip = muisic note ? if so, why isn't it plural?) [ The moon had risen higher, and floating in the Sound was a triangle of silver scales, trembling a little to the stiff, tinny drip of the banjoes on the lawn. ] Ch.3 http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/f/fitzgerald/f_scott/gatsby/complete.html#chapter3
Nov 6, 2012 9:25 AM
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You can imagine the plucked note of a banjo to be something like a ''drip'' sound. It's a nice image, and sounds better (more poetic?) in the singular form.
November 6, 2012
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