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"Nobody who does not love chaos is a creator, and whoever is contemptuous of illness must not speak of the spirit. There is value only in that which bursts forth from inspiration, which springs up from the irrational depths of our being, from the secret center of our subjectivity."
Source: On the Heights of Despair, by Emil Cioran.

What is the role of "forth" in this phrase?
Thanks in advance.
  • dojibear

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    English - Northeast US
    "Burst forth from" means "come from". "Bursting forth" has the idea of being inside something, then vigorously exiting it.
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