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Futurism
Posted by: Linda (---.cache.pol.co.uk)
Date: August 18, 2004 05:57PM

This looked slightly relevent to a couple of recent threads which have largely gone over my head.

We will sing of great crowds excited by work, by pleasure, and by riot;
we will sing of the multicoloured polyphonic tides of revolution in the modern capitals;
we will sing of the vibrant nightly fervour of arsenals and shipyards blazing with violent electric moons;
greedy railway stations that devour smoke-plumed serpents;
factories hung from clouds by the crooked lines of their smoke;
bridges that stride the rivers like giant gymnasts, flashing in the sun with the glitter of knives;
adventurous steamers that sniff the horizon;
deep-chested locomotives whose wheels paw the tracks like the hooves of enormous steel horses bridled by tubing;
and the sleek flight of planes whose propellers chatter in the windlike banners and seem to cheer like an enthusiastic crowd.

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, The founding and manifesto of futurism, 20 Feb 1909

What a lot of metaphor (or do I mean simily)


Re: Futurism
Posted by: marian2 (---.range81-152.btcentralplus.com)
Date: August 19, 2004 06:14AM

That appeals to me greatly, very graphic, thanks for posting it, Linda


Re: Futurism
Posted by: joseph r. torelli (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: August 19, 2004 08:21AM

For an understanding of the difference between metaphors and similes, go here: [www.newi.ac.uk]


Re: Futurism
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.denver-02rh15-16rt.co.dial-access.att.net)
Date: August 19, 2004 01:30PM

Metaphor example:

shipyards blazing with violent electric moons;

Simile example:

locomotives whose wheels paw the tracks like the hooves of enormous steel horses


Re: Futurism
Posted by: Johnny SansCulo (---.nycmny83.covad.net)
Date: August 19, 2004 02:17PM

So when teenagers say, like, LIKE, a lot, they're like using similes (and the like)?


Re: Futurism
Posted by: peternsz (---.client.comcast.net)
Date: August 19, 2004 03:13PM

They like to, most likely.


Re: Futurism
Posted by: Johnny SansCulo (---.nycmny83.covad.net)
Date: August 19, 2004 03:22PM

similes
are similar
so if it's akin
is it achilles?


Re: Futurism
Posted by: lg (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: August 19, 2004 03:23PM

No man is an island. (Metaphor)

She walks in beauty like the night. (Simile)


Les


Re: Futurism
Posted by: Johnny SansCulo (---.nycmny83.covad.net)
Date: August 19, 2004 03:25PM

Man-hattan is an island
She steps in duty in the night

simile and the world similes with you
or, as my grandfather used to say "whats a meta for you?"


Re: Futurism
Posted by: lg (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: August 19, 2004 03:35PM

I never metaphor I didn't like!

Les


Re: Futurism
Posted by: Johnny SansCulo (---.nycmny83.covad.net)
Date: August 19, 2004 03:36PM

but can you lead a horticulture?


Re: Futurism
Posted by: lg (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: August 19, 2004 03:39PM

Ask Dorothy Parker. She planted that seed. Now you're reaping what she's sown. So how does your garden, grow?

Les


Re: Futurism
Posted by: Johnny SansCulo (---.nycmny83.covad.net)
Date: August 19, 2004 03:41PM

I have more tomatoes than you can shake a stick at, if that's your idea of fun !


Re: Futurism
Posted by: lg (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: August 19, 2004 03:47PM

No thanks, I don't shake sticks, but I do Shake spears!

Les


Re: Futurism
Posted by: Johnny SansCulo (---.nycmny83.covad.net)
Date: August 19, 2004 03:56PM

Slings and arrows of outrageous tomatos !


Re: Futurism
Posted by: glenda (---.client.comcast.net)
Date: August 19, 2004 07:24PM

Both of you go to your room. A pun time out is needed.


Re: Futurism
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: August 19, 2004 11:17PM

so many tomatoes, so little time


Re: Futurism
Posted by: peternsz (---.client.comcast.net)
Date: August 26, 2004 12:48AM

Futurism held a passing interest for Ezra Pound during his BLAST period. In Italy its was partly co-opted by the Facist movement, as were other working class oriented movements.




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