Passage in the first chapter confuses me. Please aid me in comprehending.

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  1. Michael Janes

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    Greetings! I request aid in understanding some very poetic language of Tolkien's in the first chapter of the Silmarillion. The sentence is as follows:

    "And this habitation might seem a little thing to those who consider only the majesty of the Ainur, and not their terrible sharpness; as who should take the whole field of Arda for the foundation of a pillar and so raise it until the cone of its summit were more bitter than a needle; or who consider only the immeasurable vastness of the World, which still the Ainur are shaping, and not the minute precision to which they shape all things therein."

    It's very confusing to me.
     

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