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« on: August 05, 2019, 06:54:46 PM »

I'm starting the second chapter (on Metaphors) after spending a bit on object writing.  I don't full grasp the very first concept though.

Expressed Identity Metaphors come in three forms.  I don't really get how these apply.  the first example is fine but the three where he says run them through all three forms -

X is Y:
The wind is a yelping dog.   - Ok, that's fine.  I get it
The wind is a river.  -  That's fine as well
The wind is a highway.  - Again, I can see what this means. 

So, I guess "X is Y" jives just fine with me.

The Y of X:
The yelping dog of the wind.  - What does that even mean??  lol
The river of wind.  - I guess that one works ok.
The highway of wind. - Similar to the river.  Not very powerful in my opinion.

So, I see how this can work for some, but not for others.

X's Y:
The wind's yelping dog.  - Seems a bit abstract.
The wind's river.  -  Seems a stretch.
The wind's highway.  - Probably the best of the three in this form.

I guess my point is, when I come up with two things to use in this context, these don't line up.  So, I'm clearly misunderstanding something here.  Any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2019, 05:57:38 PM »


In my experience my combinations don't always work either, but I think they don't have to. The point is finding some that you like, which you can save and use in songwriting later.

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