similes

anonymous asked:

Ti hanno mai spezzato il cuore? Hai mai spezzato un cuore? Come ci si sente in entrambi i casi?

Beh avere il cuore rotto è molto simile al dolore fisico in un certo senso , i primi giorni ti ripeti ‘tutto passa’ 'non mi importa ’ e sembra che in un certo senso quasi funzioni , ma è solo una falsa autoconvizione , quando qualcuno ti spezza davvero il cuore è impossibile stare bene , anche dopo tempo, anche se ci sarà qualcuno che quel cuore te lo aggiusta , la crepa rimane lo stesso , e solo la persona che l'ha rotta la può chiudere . Alla fine ti senti fatta in pezzi davvero , non sai cosa fare , non riesci neanche più a vivere con la stessa spensieratezza , ti guardi intorno e tutto ti ricorda lei o lui e ti ripeti che potrà andare bene solo con quella persona e che nessun altro sarà mai come lei , e questo è il primo passo verso l'autodistruzione , perché non bisogna pensare questo , è vero forse in quel momento non puoi fare a meno di pensarlo ma si arriva ad un punto in cui bisogna andare avanti , indipendentemente da quanto la mente cerca di portarti indietro , perché una persona che ami alla fine non potrai mai smettere di amarla , potrà smettere di piacerti ma non potrai mai smettere di amarla , quindi bisogna iniziare ad accettare quelle crepe che si sono formate e andare avanti nonostante quelle.

Ed Mieczkowski, Size Prism A (1967)

/  La stupidità è la parte di noi stessi che, guardando l'altro come uno specchio – concavo o convesso –, attraversa il mondo alla ricerca del suo simile, del suo alter ego, del suo fratello, della sua ombra o del suo riflesso. La stupidità è la riduzione del mondo all'«Io» [Moi], dell'altro allo stesso, della differenza all'identità. /
(intervento registrato di François Zourabichvili sul pensiero di Gilles Deleuze, messo in onda da Radio France il 5 maggio 2006)

5 Tips for Creating Great Metaphors & Similes

Aaaah, metaphors: they can be a writer’s best friend, or worst enemy (see what I did there?). When done well, they can add a whole other dimension to your writing. But you can’t necessarily just compare sadness to road kill and be on your merry way. Metaphor creation is a honed writing skill.

Before we hop to the 5 tips, let’s learn some terminology with the help of our buddy John Green, and our favorite metaphor from Looking for Alaska:

“So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.”

The best definition of a metaphor that I could come up with based on others I read was “a comparison that shows how two mostly dissimilar things are alike in a contextually important way”. So though people are not drops of water who fall from the sky, we learn that Miles feels “subdued” compared to Alaska, because we know how drizzle relates to a hurricane.

Metaphors have two parts: a tenor and a vehicle. The tenor is the actual thing being described—in the above quote, people, Miles, and Alaska are tenors. The vehicle is what the tenors are being compared to: rain, drizzle, and a hurricane, respectively.

Okay! Now that we’ve got that down, let’s get this show on the road:

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The Signs As Similes
  • Aries:as bold as brass
  • Taurus:as stubborn as a mule
  • Gemini:as busy as a bee
  • Cancer:as smooth as silk
  • Leo:as proud as a peacock
  • Virgo:as wise as an owl
  • Libra:as fresh as a daisy
  • Scorpio:as hot as hell
  • Sagittarius:as free as a bird
  • Capricorn:as cold as ice
  • Aquarius:as mad as a hatter
  • Pisces:as gentle as a lamb
Northern Wind
  • Northern Wind
  • City and Colour
  • Little Hell
Play

You’re the Northern Wind
Sending shivers down my spine
You’re like falling leaves
In an autumn night

You’re the lullaby
That’s singing me to sleep
You are the other half
You’re like the missing piece

Oh my love
Oh my love
Oh my love
You don’t know
What you do to me, to me

You are all four seasons
Rolled into one
Like the cold December snow
In the warm July sun

I’m the jet black sky
That’s just before the rain
Like the mighty current 
Pulling you under the waves

Oh my love
Oh my love
Oh my love
You don’t know what you do to me
To me
I’m the darkest hour
Just before the dawn
And I’m slowly sinking
Into the slough of despond

Like an old guitar
Worn out and left behind
I have stories still to tell
They’re of the healing kind

Oh my love
Oh my love
Oh my love
If I could just 
Find you tonight
If I could just find you tonight
Oh my love

Do do do (5X)

What’s interesting about this little piece of language structure is the fact that the author’s choice of comparison in a simile is reflective of the book’s voice. A simile is a true piece of creative language–what you can see compared in a simile, you can attribute to a personal choice made by the narrator’s persona. Sometimes a narrator is a character. Sometimes, the voice is attributed to the author. Either way, at the point of a simile, a very important writerly decision has been made.

This means that a strong simile can make a line unforgettable. And unfortunately, a bad simile can make a line infamously unforgettable.
Similes

I want to say he fell
in love with me like ….

it was metaphorical.

There’s nothing else
to say about someone
who saw you at your worst
and didn’t shy from more.

There’s something else,
something beautiful in the way
he says my name
like no one else does.

I want to say he smiles
at me like …

it is metaphorical.

© 2014 by Jennifer R.R. Mueller