Usage of 'be colored'


The meaning of "All the rooftops are blue" is the same as that of "All the rooftops are colored blue"? I think "All the rooftops are colored blue" does not imply the state of the house and it just implies people color them blue, in other words, it focuses on action, doesn't it? What do you experts think? Thank you so much as usual and have a good and safe day.

asked Jan 23 '13 at 02:07 Hans Contributor

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Without more context regarding the quote, "All the rooftops are blue" there is a lot we can not tell about the statement.


If you are talking about the color of the blue rooftops, then the statement is absolutely correct. However, blue can also mean more than just a color, it is also an emotion. To be blue is to be sad. If a writer is speaking artistically, metaphorically, he could be saying that "all the rooftops are blue" and that it is a sad or depressed neighborhood these rooftops are covering. It's a stretch, but it is very poetic.


What is the entire paragraph that contains the quote?

link comment answered Jan 23 '13 at 06:10 Tony Proano Expert

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