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These forms echo one another, but also introduce an element of immediacy as though they reflect the boy's own visual response. Her gold hair was shining reflects both his attitude and his response to her more clearly than Her gold hair shone would do, for that would seem little more than straightforward description. There is also a sense of parallelism between looking up and looked on. The latter verb suggests a sense of wonder and intensity which seen would not have. The two extensions to each verb, up and on, help to underline the boyish nature of the activity expressed.

In the first line of this sentence pursut and possession are set in contrast and both depend upon Mad. But the meaning of Mad here is perhaps slightly different from that of the previous line, for here the sense seems to mean something like 'excessive, outrageous', whereas before it implies perhaps something more depraved. The sense of 'excessive' ties up with extreame in the next line, though that is better understood as an adverb rather than as an adjective, and as an adverb it applies to had, hauing and in quest to haue.

There are differences in emphasis among these forms. The continuous present is used for something which depicts an immediate activity 44 AN INTRODUCTION TO THE LANGUAGE OF LITERATURE which is happening at the time and may not continue, whereas the simple present indicates something which is true at the time and may continue to be so indefinitely. She is living in Sheffield is more temporary than She lives in Sheffield, for in the latter case Sheffield would be understood to be her permanent home.

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