|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Contrast by Royall Tyler:
I can't say I have that pleasure.
I wish you did; he is a cute fellow. But there was
one thing I didn't like in that Mr. Darby; and that
was, he was afraid of some of them 'ere shooting
irons, such as your troopers wear on training days.
Now, I'm a true born Yankee American son of
liberty, and I never was afraid of a gun yet in all my
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence:
into its cavity, and was on his knees, groping, with numb paws,
for the scattered spoons.
Her brow was still bleeding. Presently Morel got up and came
craning his neck towards her.
"What has it done to thee, lass?" he asked, in a very wretched,
"You can see what it's done," she answered.
He stood, bending forward, supported on his hands, which grasped
his legs just above the knee. He peered to look at the wound.
She drew away from the thrust of his face with its great moustache,
averting her own face as much as possible. As he looked at her,
Sons and Lovers