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A tribute to Clarice (Posted on 2005-09-08) Difficulty: 1 of 5
Clarice Lispector, renowned brazilian writer and poetress, with simple phrases wrote a little masterpiece. The phrases (a version into English) she used are shown below, but not in order. Once you realized the proper order youīll find out the beauty of what she wrote because, if you read it downwards, itīs the end of a love affair, and if you read it upwards, itīs a confession of a great passion. Can you just rearrange the phrases below to achieve this? You canīt add anything and the punctuations already made belong to the phrases where they are. All the initials I capitalized deliberately to make it not too easy, but in the original only those who start a phrase are capitalized.
           I still want you, as I always did.
           I`m sure that
           I feel inside that
           I already forgot you!
           I`ll be lying if I say that
           And Iīll never use again the phrase
           Nothing was in vain.
           Sorry, but I must tell you the truth:
           You donīt mean anything to me.
           I love you!
           I couldnīt ever say that
           Itīs too late...
           I donīt love you anymore.
           I preserve a great love.
           I feel more and more that                      

See The Solution Submitted by pcbouhid    
Rating: 4.1000 (10 votes)

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re: Solution | Comment 14 of 21 |
(In reply to Solution by Tristan)

Good work Tristan, I've been workin on this one and both yr posts have helped.

However as a great poet (this was written on sarcasm theme day) I dont believe the two lines

I donīt love you anymore.
And Iīll never use again the phrase


 in the confession version (reading upward) work together.

Also this is a confession rather than a reconfirmation.

Anyway I hate to criticise a solution before reaching a solution myself, sorry, I kind of do it to helpout pcbouhid not that he needs my help. Great puzzle anyway.


  Posted by Percy on 2005-09-15 01:32:43
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