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Like, too many similes


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  1. 05/10/2010 10:25 am

    props for the patience needed to produce such a fine telephone cord

    • Sarah Laing permalink
      05/10/2010 11:23 am

      Haha, actually it was easier than it looks. Strategic angled lines!

  2. 05/10/2010 12:56 pm

    Similes, as I understand it, are a sub-class of metaphors, like metonyms and synecdoches. To say one’s writing is “strongly metaphorical” could therefore mean it has a lot of similes. It’s like an infant’s immune system, well fortified by the hair of many pets.

  3. Jane permalink
    05/10/2010 3:25 pm

    Ha, I was so impressed by the phone cord I wanted to comment, too! I would have been very satisfied to have drawn that.

  4. Sarahbbs permalink
    06/10/2010 8:22 am

    I remember that gem about not wanting to carry things up the hill that you don’t eventually use! I think it was Frank Conroy that gave it to Curtis.

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