Anne is alone in a crowded room

So many parallels in these lyrics to this scene! (Persuasion C7)

TS: “Now I’m standing alone in a crowded room…”

JA: “…the room seemed full, full of persons and voices”

TS: “…and we’re not speaking”

JA “she heard his voice; he talked to Mary, said all that was right, said something to the Miss Musgroves”

TS: “And I’m dying to know, is it killing you…”

JA “Now, how were his sentiments to be read? Was this like wishing to avoid her?”

TS: “…like it’s killing me?”

JA: “…a thousand feelings rushed on Anne, of which this was the most consoling, that it would soon be over.”

Taylor Swift’s favourite colour: purple

Jane Austen’s: reportedly turquoise

Happy that I love both these colours but green was the closest I could get here.

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Audio from The Story of Us (TV) by Taylor Swift

Video from Persuasion 1995