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#11786 - 12/01/00 05:40 AM descriptive writing
Loc: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
For the sheer joy of descriptive writing, may I share this sentence with you all?:
" … Barbara was standing beside the car on the other side of the road, teaching the street lamps to shine tenderly."
[Amy Witting, The visit]
#11787 - 12/01/00 01:20 PM Re: descriptive writing
Loc: Mountain West, USA
teaching the street lamps
Wow. I've always found street lamps to be a little hardheaded. After reflecting on it a few moments, I'd argue that though there is a light on upstairs, it doesn't mean anybody is home. Illuminating metaphor, is it not? Or perhaps I am not convincing. Maybe I should switch my approach.
#11788 - 12/01/00 10:29 PM Re: descriptive writing
tsk, tsk Brand. That wasn't too bright. Let Paulb have his moment in the spotlight. It'll give him a chance to shine.
#11789 - 12/03/00 05:06 AM Re: descriptive writing
Loc: Marion NC
>tsk, tsk Brand. That wasn't too bright. Let Paulb have his moment in the spotlight. It'll give him a chance to shine.
Or to come down off from Macchu Pichu. An incan-descent???_________________________
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