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 (ĕl′ə-mĕn′tə-rē, -trē)
1. Of, relating to, or constituting the basic, essential, or fundamental part: an elementary need for love and nurturing.
2. Of, relating to, or involving the fundamental or simplest aspects of a subject: an elementary problem in statistics.
3. Of or relating to an elementary school or elementary education: the elementary grades; elementary teachers.

el′e·men·ta′ri·ly (-tĕr′ə-lē) adv.
el′e·men′ta·ri·ness n.
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This spontaneity is conveyed syntactically to the reader as both s/he and the narrator participate from the opening image of the title down to the first and only full stop in the suddeness, strength, and elementariness of the process of hearing and responding.