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Every man, says a philosopher, is a wanderer at heart. Alas! I fear the axiom would be truer if he had confined himself to stating that every man loves to fancy himself a wanderer, for when it comes to the point, there is not one in a thousand who can throw off the ties of civilized existence—the ties and the comforts of habits which have become easy to him by long use, of the life whose security is ample compensation for its monotony. Yet there are moments when the cabined spirit longs for liberty. A man stands a-tiptoe on the verge of the unknown world which lures him with its vague promises; the peaceful years behind lose all their value in his dazzled eyes; like him, “qui n’a pas du ciel que ce qui brille par le trou du volet,” he pines to stand in the great free sunlight, the great wide world which is all too narrow for his adventurous energy. For one brief moment he shakes off the traditions of a lifetime, swept away by the mighty current which silently, darkly, goes watering the roots of his race. He too is a wanderer like his remote forefathers; his heart beats time with the hearts long-stilled that dwelt in their bosoms, who came sweeping out of the mysterious East, pressing ever resistlessly onward till the grim waste of Atlantic waters bade them stay. He remembers the look of the boundless plain stretching before him, the nights when the dome of the sky was his ceiling, when he was awakened by the cold kisses of the wind that flies before the dawn.
- Le que dans 'qui n’a pas du ciel que ce qui brille par le trou du volet': est-il:
1.1 une conjonction de subordination ?
1.2. une conjonction de comparatif ?
un pronom interrogatif. Ceci m'apparaît faux, car la phrase n'apparaît pas dans une question.
1.4. un pronom relatif
1.5. un adverbe exclamatif?
1.6. un adverbe qui signifie 'seulement'?
Que signifie cette phrase ?
Je ne comprends pas la métaphore dans le sujet. Comment peut quelqu'un posséder du ciel ?
Je présuppose que les volets sont fermés. Ainsi, peu d'éclairage perce les trous des volets.