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
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> Subject: Re: On the Making of a Simile
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> "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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