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Spitballing (Visual Literacy)

Metaphor: Jesus. Okay. Usually I’m the queen of metaphors. Really long, drawling metaphors that usually spin out of proportion and lose track of what they were trying to explain in the first place, and that probably sound like absolute nonsense to anyone not present for the entire conversation. 570 more words

Art 245

Metonymy: Jason Aldean, Night Train

I got a blanket and a fifth of comfort.

MET]Aldean Night Train from Ed DeHoratius on Vimeo.

Discussion.

The comfort in the fifth of comfort can go two ways, one very literal, one more figurative and metonymic. 62 more words

Music

Creeley's Pieces

Had a brief (5 min) but good (very) discussion in my afternoon section of this bit from Robert Creeley’s Pieces.

Cup.
Bowl.
Saucer.
Full. 393 more words

Two locust trees

To broaden our discussion of parts of speech, their places and powers, we read two versions of a poem by William Carlos Williams, “The Locust Tree in Flower.” One goes this way. 346 more words

Almost

A shovel and an axe
she says–one to kill and
one to bury. A flower,
a bow–one to shoot,
the other to remember
I forget, you protest: 145 more words

Writing

Tropes and How to Show Them

IRONY

Che Guevara spent his life against capitalism – now look at him! Figurehead of nothing but commercial gain. How ironic.

HYPERBOLE

omg, that dog weighs a tonne! 85 more words

Exercises

[NB] Obeah, Signification, Sorrow

“Obiya is about your soul set aflame in spiritual congruence and in this way the Obeahman is the maker of his or her own ontology made possible by manipulation of the transmutative matter inherited in the cosmic matrix.

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Useful Spiritualist Concepts