Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Girls blush, sometimes, because they are alive, half wishing they were dead to save the shame. The sudden blush devours them, neck and brow; They have drawn too near the fire of life, like gnats, and flare up bodily, wings and all. What then? Who's sorry for a gnat or girl?
This quote, by poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning, explores the vulnerability and fleeting nature of a girl's blushing. It suggests that when girls blush, it is a sign of their liveliness and sensitivity. However, it also implies a certain level of discomfort or embarrassment that can make them wish for invisibility or escape. The simile of comparing girls to gnats highlights their delicate and transient existence. Ultimately, the quote questions the empathy society shows towards these fleeting moments and asks who really cares or understands the emotional experiences of girls.
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