|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Maggie: A Girl of the Streets by Stephen Crane:
'but I know what I knows,' I says, 'an' it 'ill come out later.
You wait an' see,' I says, 'you see.'"
"Anybody what had eyes could see dat dere was somethin' wrong
wid dat girl. I didn't like her actions."
On the street Jimmie met a friend. "What deh hell?" asked the
Jimmie explained. "An' I'll t'ump 'im till he can't stand."
"Oh, what deh hell," said the friend. "What's deh use!
Yeh'll git pulled in! Everybody 'ill be onto it! An' ten plunks!
Jimmie was determined. "He t'inks he kin scrap, but he'll
Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Macbeth by William Shakespeare:
What is this, that rises like the issue of a King,
And weares vpon his Baby-brow, the round
And top of Soueraignty?
All. Listen, but speake not too't
3 Appar. Be Lyon metled, proud, and take no care:
Who chafes, who frets, or where Conspirers are:
Macbeth shall neuer vanquish'd be, vntill
Great Byrnam Wood, to high Dunsmane Hill
Shall come against him.
Macb. That will neuer bee: