Eyes Like Butterflies

Eyes Like Butterflies

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Literary imagery works by comparing, by distilling, by making allusion and by concentrating observations. It has the power to enchant us, woo us, repel or baffle us. It possesses potency.This collection spans the full range of imagery. It includes such enchanting images as 'the steady applause of the sea' and 'some quivering butterfly dream soaked in sunlight in a doorway'. Such concise linking of ideas and notions is imagery at its most compelling and lies planets away from the employment of cliche. Other images rely on wistfulness to claim our attention. They may be wry, they may be distasteful, yet they are certainly accomplished.Even when images repel us, we should not deny the authenticity of feeling which may compel us to nod in agreement. Startling and grim are such compositions as 'an awful anxiety like a strange rot in the windowsills' and 'the terrible decaying Camembert of my heart'. We may turn away from such ideas, but they have probably already stunned us.
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  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 138 x 198 x 34mm | 480.82g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0550102728
  • 9780550102720
  • 1,832,145

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