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M. Ted (inactive) Lyr Req: The Wind Cries Mary (Jimi Hendrix) (12) RE: Wind/Sky crying 'Mary'? 20 Oct 00


The wind crying some one's name, be it Mary or not, is a literary device, much used in Victorian age poetry, called "Pathetic Fallacy", in which some element in the real world echoes or reacts to the emotions of the subject. When a cold wind blows on lonely person walks down a deserted street, when rain falls at a funeral, when something good happens and the sun pops out, or when the wind cries out the name of someone who has gone, your "pathetic fallacy" dollars are hard at work--


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