Saturday, March 26, 2016

Metaphors be with you — or not …

… Same Difference | The Weekly Standard. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Metaphors go wrong more easily than similes do: You can always say that two things bear some similarities and sound plausible; saying one thing is the other thing while still sounding plausible is far trickier. Yet a well-placed metaphor can grab your attention far more effectively than even the most powerful simile.

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