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Afflicted by crushing shyness throughout childhood, I felt nurtured through the words of authors who wrote in the context of their communities, triggering images and memories of extraordinary characters I longed to know and emulate. (Benita Porter, The Power of Words)

It seems, to me, words is supplemented by this phrase, triggering ~ emulate; or modified by it. Is this right parsing?

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    You've got it. The words evoked images and memories. – Jim Sep 3 '13 at 1:42
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    There's at least an argument to be made that the authors triggered those images. – verbose Sep 3 '13 at 8:47
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I would agree with Jim, that the words (of authors) invoke images and memories. This looks to me like the correct parsing.

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