Sparkle” in literature

She walked out a little from the station, and presently she met “King” Plummer coming back. He dismounted, returned the horse to its owner, and approached her, the sparkle of enthusiasm in his eyes lighting up his brown face. “That was a pleasant surprise, Mrs. Grayson,” he exclaimed.

Joseph Alexander Altsheler – The Candidate: A Political Romance

Barret had about half filled his botanical box with what he believed to be an interesting collection of plants that would cause the eyes of Milly Moss to sparkle, when the position of the sun and internal sensations induced him to think of his midday meal. It was tied up in a little square paper package. There was a spring at the bottom of the cliffs.

Robert Michael Ballantyne – The Eagle Cliff

We were still in the temperate parallels, the weather of a true Pacific sweetness, and, by day, the ocean a dark blue rolling breast of water, feathering on every round of swell in sea-flashes, out of which would sparkle the flying-fish to sail down the bright mild wind for a space, then vanish in some brow of brine with the flight of a silver arrow.

William Clark Russell – The Honour of the Flag

Perché non lasci nei commenti
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Author: Tony

Born and raised in Malaysia between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Educated at Wycliffe College in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, England. Living in the foothills of Mount Etna since 1982 and teaching English at Catania University since 1987.

8 thoughts on “Sparkle”

  1. In the dark of the night, upon a mountain, under the trees among some spiny bushes, just one thing I could see and it was the sparkling teeth of a wolf who was growling against me


    1. Wow! you’re waxing lyrical this evening, Manu! A nice bit of writing indeed. My only comment would be that normally “sparkling” would be used in a positive context, but I guess you can count on poetic license in this case!
      However, it should be, “…growling at me.”


  2. I had not seen Viola’s sentence yet when I thought mine!
    “When one full bottle of VADC showed up on the table, Paolo widened his sparkling blue eyes!


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