English

Last one for today! (Thanks for all the help guys)

Do these sentences mean the same?

"Wheeling to their stations in the sky, the stars make the poor world-fret of no account."

And

"Wheeling to their stations in the sky, the stars make the world forget about its wretchedness."

Of what context is the "of no account" used in the first sentence?
"of nothingess" (as in Buddhist nothingness)
or
"of no importance" (belittling the fact that the world is a wretched place)

Lastly, how would you rewrite the first sentence?

Thanks again!


The image of "wheeling" is of circles and turning -- as the stars seem to do if you watch them long enough at night.

In comparison with the stars, which are always there and always following the same patterns ("wheeling to their stations"), the earth seems tiny and insignificant.

??

  1. 👍
  2. 👎
  3. 👁

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. Business Computer Information Systems

    In 3–5 sentences, discuss special considerations for using blogs and wikis in research. I don't understand this question good can you guys please help me understand what i am sopose to do.

  2. Earth Science

    Hey guys, so today I have an assignment due. I finished the rest of the assignment but I was hoping someone could help me with this question. Drag each item to indicate whether it is a cause or effect of the Rio Grande water

  3. History

    Hey guys i have been at this for like 3 hours i need some sleep but i need to finish these two questions can y'all help Would you prefer to own a business in the German economy or British economy? Why? Compare and contrast the

  4. Finance

    You can deposit 10,000 into an account paying 9% annual interest either today or exactly 10 years from today. How much better off will you be at the end of 40 years if you decide to make the initial deposit today rather than 1o

  1. English

    Hey guys this is the 2.8.2-Quiz: Dialogue and Action in the Land Quiz. Just a reminder this is connections academy so if u get any wrong on yours I'm sorry but these are 100% correct answers 1. B 2. A 3. C 4. C 5. D Love to help

  2. Science

    Hello, hope u guys are having a good day! I need some help on this science! Thank you! Water cycle. Which of these stages of the water cycle were you able to observe in your model? What is the energy source in your model and what

  3. Languege

    Which of the following sentences contains a linking verb? Teresa wore her favorite shoes today. Her shoes look really comfortable. THIS ONE She put them on with striped socks. Teresa walked for hours without a complaint. 2.Which

  4. English

    Rewrite all of the following sentences so they are in the active voice. Some sentences could contain more than one passive verb; correct them all. The Montgomery Avenue sink hole was finally repaired today by county employees

  1. writing

    The cost of new homes is high today. Many people are purchasing older homes in need of renovation. the most effective combination of sentences 1 and 2 would include which of the following groups of words? 1) although many homes

  2. english

    Which of the following sentences contains an action verb? 1)Brad looks upset today. 2)Brad drove to the zoo with us.+++ 3)The animals seem very active today. 4)Our friend appeals happy now. I think it is number 2?

  3. English / Grammar

    I need help with the following grammar exercise. Rewrite the following sentences, focusing on the grammar area specified above the sentence. If the sentence is already correct, write No Change. Punctuating Sentences The goose bit

  4. ENGLISH

    Mark the stressed syllables in the following sentences 1. can i see you today? 2. it's impoossible to please everybody. 3. The light's wrong for photography. 4. My mind went blank and everything blacked out. 5. Please bring me a

You can view more similar questions or ask a new question.