Metaphor and Simile

Metaphor and simile are two of the most common rhetorical devices we use in writing. They are similar: metaphor makes an implicit comparison, by referring to one thing as if it were another thing; simile likens one thing to another, making the comparison explicitly with words such as “like” or “as.” Metaphor: She is a butterfly, flitting Read More …

Don’t We Ever Grow Weary of Fighting?

I’m tired of the word “fight” and all it represents. Just out of curiosity, I did a quick search of my inbox for emails containing the word “fight.” There are over 600 of them since January 1, alone. 600 emails talking about fighting, enjoining me to fight for a cause, against an atrocity, for or Read More …