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Still, it takes a moment to notice that the figures proceed at peculiar paces: one slowly and rhythmically, the next quickly and lurchingly.
What she discovered was not that she could shock her readers, but that she was doing something that writers have always done: "Each poet must seek, in his own hazardous way, as was always the case among the adventuresome, the integration of an experience which defies integration, since so many of the old signposts walk off lurchingly into the mist themselves" ("Our Person" 180).