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The simple unaffectedness of the Nzamba Lela's steps made the increasing waves of pyrotechnics by the LINES dancers seem frenzied and over the top by comparison.
In a way, the Fletchers appear to be an all-American family in their unaffectedness and innate belief in themselves.
Coleridge presents them as parodies of contemporary writers, but privately imputed mostly his own, Lamb's, and Lloyd's practices, as he says in a letter to Joseph Cottle, "in ridicule of that affectation of unaffectedness, of jumping & misplaced accent on common-place epithets, flat lines forced into poetry by Italics (signifying how well & mouthis[h]ly the Author would read them) puny pathos &c &c--the instances are almost all taken from mine & Lloyd's poems.