Dear Sister Alex Shapiro has tagged me in a game of e-tag with the following meme:
1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people, and acknowledge who tagged you.
Here is my quote, taken from Aaron A. Fox’s REAL COUNTRY:
Hoppy’s conclusion powerfully emphasized this point. Drawing on a trope that is yet another of the myriad parallels between country music song texts and working-class verbal art, Hoppy completed his narrative with a sudden “freezing” of temporality in a lyric image of time as a cycle of perpetual, predictable return. Here, as always, Sam eventually finds himself “eating off the same table” after a woman has ditched him.