Please analyse the phrase "First a warning, musical; then the hour, irrevocable. The leaden circles dissolved in the air."

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I would argue that it might be best to keep Woolf's phrasing in its most simple terms as possible.  Part of her gift is that she is able to develop ideas and notions that really challenge one's mode of thought.  Simply assessing the meaning of these words can lead to more questions and greater thought, which has to be one of her end results and desires.  I think that the phrase in question is a powerful one because it speaks to how things in life change.  For Clarissa, the idea of...

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