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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Writing Techniques

From one of our friendly cute smart Internet chicks we learn about irony here.   Another talks, topical!, about "gifting" over here

Blue Like Friday, a young adult book, provides this definition of "metaphor" from one of the young leads:

It's when you say something is something else only you don't mean it's actually something else, it's just that a bit of the meaning of the something else sort of rubs off on something you first thought of.
Metaphors are used by poets.  Poets never say things are "nice."  They always find better ways to say ordinary things.  That's what poetry is for.  Thanks for the info, Olivia.