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)
That appeals to me greatly, very graphic, thanks for posting it, Linda
For an understanding of the difference between metaphors and similes, go here: [www.newi.ac.uk]
shipyards blazing with violent electric moons;
locomotives whose wheels paw the tracks like the hooves of enormous steel horses
So when teenagers say, like, LIKE, a lot, they're like using similes (and the like)?
They like to, most likely.
so if it's akin
is it achilles?
No man is an island. (Metaphor)
She walks in beauty like the night. (Simile)
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?"
I never metaphor I didn't like!
but can you lead a horticulture?
Ask Dorothy Parker. She planted that seed. Now you're reaping what she's sown. So how does your garden, grow?
I have more tomatoes than you can shake a stick at, if that's your idea of fun !
No thanks, I don't shake sticks, but I do Shake spears!
Slings and arrows of outrageous tomatos !
Both of you go to your room. A pun time out is needed.
so many tomatoes, so little time
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.