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Similies

Post by CDawson » Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:11 am

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 CDawson » Sun Apr 24, 2016 2:00 am

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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