Or perhaps the poet wrote irresponsibly, creating an image not only unintentionally grotesque but bearing an unnecessary adjective. Diana
> Date: Sat, 1 Mar 2008 16:03:05 +0000 > From: [log in to unmask] > Subject: Re: On the Making of a Simile > To: [log in to unmask] > > "He laughed like an irresponsible foetus." > > Perhaps the foetus is irresponsible for suggesting it is capable of > responsibility, laughter and so forth, and thus throwing our current > theories into disrepute? In other words, the irresponsibility is > irresponsible, or at least the laughter at such nonsense is. > > Just a thought.
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