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Fine in an entirely different way is Stuart Curran's "Jane Taylor's Satire on Satire." Curran discovers in the subtle and sympathetic satires of egotism and self-righteousness of Dissenting poet Taylor's Essays in Rhyme, on Morals and Manners "the real language of women" "sound[ing] far more naturally homely than any of the monosyllabically reduced diction we honor in Lyrical Ballads." Reading with the same moral intelligence with which he credits Taylor, Curran finds that whereas "In its self-righteous pride, traditional satire actually practices what it inveighs against" (148-49), Taylor "us[es] satirical means to undo the very essence of satire" (150).
In public, after one catastrophic hostage to fortune when he described a first-time-out three-year-old called Leonardo Da Vinci as "the best horse I have ever ridden", he has been almost monosyllabically non-committal.
Cash, like Moses, initially speaks monosyllabically, elliptically, and seems as wooden as his creations.
At the time of testing the patient denied hallucinations or delusions other than those involving the replacement of her mother and several other acquaintances by "impostors." During testing the patient was guarded and suspicious, only reluctantly offering information about her thoughts and feelings, and then only monosyllabically.
"We are tired of blockbuster movies that glorify beefy, rippled men who speak monosyllabically and carry well-endowed sticks, but we go to them anyway, nursing our fury and enjoying our catharsis.
(8) Henry continues as a soldier, monosyllabically asking 'Do you like me, Kate?