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Posted by Henry on July 12, 2004

In Reply to: Sprightly posted by * Danger Kitty * on July 12, 2004

: Can sprightly be used to describe a conversation?? I've heard it being used mainly for people.

: How is it possible to "stride above your crudeness like a colossus"?

And now I am feeble with age, Maggie,
My step less sprightly than then,
My face is a well-written page, Maggie,
And time, alone, was the pen.

You can attribute human characteristics to inanimate objects.

Not quite sure of the second phrase. Who does the crudeness belong to? Is it the person who is striding? Then I think it may be ironic. Is it the person he is striding over? Then it may mean the strider is very sophisticated.