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poet – Metaphor Hacker
Blending Extended writing Framing Metaphor Poetry

Poetry without metaphor? Sure but can it darn your socks?

Over on the Language Log, Victor Mair puts to rest that all English expressions have to be tensed and thus prevent timeless poetry. He shares his translation of a 13th century Chinese poet thus: Autumn Thoughts by Ma Zhiyuan Withered wisteria, old tree, darkling crows – Little bridge over flowing water by someone’s house – Emaciated […]