2005-01-31 - 1:44 p.m.

a few nights ago, i walked down the hill with surprising confidence in myself. everything looks different at night, Metropolis turns into Gotham City.

i tried to extend that metaphor in my lecture notes today using Gray's rural village in "Elegy" as Metropolis and Goldsmith's "Deserted Village" as Gotham City, but the consistency of the impression is fleeting and vacant.

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