Wednesday, January 9, 2008

IS jumping from one sort of visual imagery to another within the presentation of a single idea, akin to mixing metaphor?

4 comments:

Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

Sounds like it might be ;-) But let's just call it creative description.

Taffiny said...

Vanilla,

yeah let's. :)

Now, how do we convince other people?

kyklops said...

Maybe, maybe not...

...The dark-haired girl behind Winston had begun crying out, "Swine! Swine! Swine!" and suddenly she picked up a heavy Newspeak dictionary and flung it at the screen. It struck Goldstein's nose and bounced off; the voice continued inexorably...

...The Hate rose to its climax. The voice of Goldstein had become an actual sheep's bleat, and for an instant the face changed into that of a sheep. The sheep-face melted into the figure of a Eurasian soldier who seemed to be advancing, huge and terrible...

...But in the same moment... the hostile face melted into the face of Big Brother... full of power and mysterious calm...

Taffiny said...

Kyklops,

so then is the key to use a word like melting, so it is clear that one knows one is changing it up, not just being inconsistent?

Because it is true, that first impressions, and metaphors, do shift during an experience. (as you take in more info, and connect them to more experiences, meanings).

But I do admit when it comes to me, I am incredibly indecisive about which wording, which way of describing is best, and tend just to throw all my ingredients in the pot. (toss every way of saying it, onto the plot) (which good I know is not)

ut oh, that there is a clear sign that I didn't get enough sleep last night.