What’s the role of this -ing phrase?

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?


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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