Posts tagged “metaphors”

  1. Why can't any of us stop eating the sandwich? Please post your theories in the comments below.

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  2. The hills across the valley of the Ebro were long and white. On this side there was no shade and no trees and the station was between two lines of rails in the sun. Close against the side of the station there was the warm shadow of the building and a curtain, made of strings of bamboo beads, hung across the open door into the bar, to keep out flies. The American and the girl,…

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  3. I never know when someone’s on drugs or had plastic surgery, or when a poem is supposed to “really” be about sex even though it’s clearly about plants. I never get metaphors. Everything always has to be explained to me, like Ax in the Animorphs series. I can be counted on not to understand what a song is "really" about unless that meaning is spelled out explicitly; if a song does not contain the word "abortion"…

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  4. Imagine a world without espresso-based drinks and desserts. How would white dudes even describe women's skin? They would stumble about openmouthed and speechless, unable to cobble together even the simplest of metaphors. Instead of skin like café au lait: "Her skin was like hot black coffee with the smallest amount of half-and-half mixed in: incredibly hot, and constantly swirling with rapidly-moving clouds." Instead of skin like mocha: "Her skin was like the largest organ in…

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