Monday, March 19, 2012

The Beauty of Words

All week I've been trying to remember the term for the literary device that uses an extended metaphor that combines two different ideas into a single idea. The term, of course, is metaphysical conceit, the device used so expertly by the poet John Donne. No matter how many times I hear it, the words just don't seem to stick in my head. It drives me crazy.

The same thing seems to be true of Aeschylean vocabulary. No matter how many times I look at it, it just falls through the ever-widening cracks in my brain. Finals commence...

No comments:

Post a Comment