52 SONGS

...the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life...

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Pound on a Ford Madox Hueffer (Ford) Simile

Don't use such an expression as 'dim lands of peace.' It dulls the image. It mixes an abstraction with the concrete. It comes from the writer's not realizing that the natural object is always the adequate symbol.

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