Helping me with a sentence!

@narsha (466)
June 1, 2013 12:10am CST
I read a sentence like this "she writes brilliantly and is as self effacing as she is accomplished"?
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@owlwings (39872)
• Cambridge, England
3 Jun 13
"She writes brilliantly" is a statement and also implies that the writer is accomplished. The second statement, therefore, compares her accomplishment with her modesty using 'as ... as ...' and means that her "self-effacing"ness is equal [in amount] to her accomplishment. "As ... as ... " is often used to compare two good qualities. In the story, Snow-white, the princess is often described as being 'as beautiful as she was good'. It can, however, also be used to describe contrasting qualities. In 'Beauty and the Beast', the Beast is sometimes said to be 'as gentle and kind as he was ugly'.