The apparition of these faces in the crowd;
The appearance of “faces in the crowd” marks the viewer’s discerning of individuals from a group.
“Apparition” plays on all three meanings of the word:
- A ghostly figure; a specter.
- A sudden or unusual sight.
- The act of appearing; appearance.
The faces become suddenly visible as the train pulls into the station; their appearance is ghostly and suggests a sudden, perhaps poetic insight.
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