And if the intent IS to repulse?
P.
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From: [log in to unmask] href="mailto:[log in to unmask]">Diana Manister
To: [log in to unmask] href="mailto:[log in to unmask]">[log in to unmask]
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 11:49 AM
Subject: Re: On the Making of a Simile


One is required to avoid repulsive images when the intent is not to repulse.
 
Diana 
> Is one required to interpret all similes perfectly literally? Surely the
> allusiveness of Eliot's verse should be allowed in his devices too?
> Whether or not the simile works as an absolute should not colour the
> fact that the simile itself brings forth a flurry of images and (as you
> have nicely illustrated) emotions. Since this is so, I do not believe it
> is as "broken" or ineffectual as some may portray it.
>
> On Tue, 2008-03-04 at 14:53 +0000, Diana Manister wrote:
> >
> > Peter,
> > Laughing in the womb is not possible, and an aborted foetus
> > would be dying or dead so rather
> > uninclined to laugh I imagaine. Diana
> >
> >
> > Or he laughed as if he were still in the womb,
> > or were just aborted.
> > P.
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Chokh Raj
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Sent: Saturday, March 01, 2008 7:05 PM
> > Subject: Re: On the Making of a Simile
> >
> >
> > Someone please confirm if I'm right or wrong --
> > I'm keeping my fingers crossed !
> >
> > To elaborate it, //he laughed as if he were not
> > a grown-up human being
> > but a foetus which cannot be held responsible for
> > anything.//
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > CR
> >
> >
> > Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > AND now a one-line neat equivalence :
> >
> > //He laughed with the irresponsibility of a
> > foetus.//
> >
> > Ha-ha !!! Hope I've done it :)
> >
> > CR
> >
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