52 SONGS

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

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Anne Carson

"It was the hour when snow goes blue and streetlight come on and a hare may / pause on the tree line as still as a word in a book."

That's from Autobiography of Red. It's hard to explain to my students that a sentence is one of humanity's great technological innovations. That is a sentence that shows to me, if nothing else, how amazing a simile can be.

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