Only the explanation uses metaphor. The actual act of putting just those
words, in any order, on paper with no explanation would be use of the
ideogrammic method. Pound was not interested in replacing the metaphor in
prose. He was interested in limiting the use of metaphor in poetry. The
romantic age had ruined the metaphor through overblown inappropriate use.
However, Pound's extensive use of "personas" or literary masks could be
almost looked at as use of metaphor on another level.
and so the messenger speaks from the shadows
McIntosh, NM, USA
From: Marcia Karp <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thursday, March 29, 2001 7:03 PM
Subject: Re: Form in TWL
>Richard Seddon wrote:
>> The ideogrammic method is "Language beyond Metaphor".
>Your example of how "red" might be represented by various red objects
>me like a metaphor. Expliquez, M. Rick.