American writer and critic
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Language is like soil. However rich, it is subject to erosion, and its fertility is constantly threatened by uses that exhaust its vitality. It needs constant re-invigoration if it is not to become arid and sterile.
Elizabeth Drew, American writer and critic, Poetry: A Modern Guide to Its Understanding and Enjoyment, 1959
Posted on September 30, 1999 at 11:08 PM