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Instead it swerves to an exclamatory if/how vatic hyperbolism that Rossetti punctuates as a question.
Still, both in its hyperbolism ("even to the heights of Pera"), and its predictable iconography, at the core of this writing there is a knowing and ludic understanding of the overwhelming alienation presented by a confrontation with the Other.
Sometimes this leads to pathetic hyperbolism and historical myopia.