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Similies!

Post by curtis » February 17th, 2016, 9:08 pm

I'm reading a book called Models for Writers: Short Essays for Composition. There is an essay named The Death of Benny Paret. Paret was a boxer who died in the ring. The essay was written by Norman Mailer.

The following quote describes one of the boxers pummeling his opponent: "...the right hand whipping like a piston rod which has broken through the crankcase..."
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Post by curtis » April 8th, 2016, 10:05 pm

I like this simile by Sylvia Plath. The poem is called Mirror. The following comparison is between a lake and the terrible consequences of aging:

In me she has drowned a young girl, and in me an old woman
Rises toward her day after day, like a terrible fish.

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Post by curtis » April 11th, 2016, 11:30 pm

In an analysis of The Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway, there are extensive parallels between the infection in Harry’s leg and the metaphorical “infection” of his writing talents. Essentially, the decaying of his writing skills is like an infection.

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