But the greatest thing by far is to be a master of metaphor. It is the one thing that cannot be learnt from others; and it is also a sign of genius, since a good metaphor implies an intuitive perception of the similarity in dissimilars.
Aristotle on the Art of Poetry (The Poetics)
Oh Aristotle if only you knew how much I want to master the literary device but it is tricky. I do not understand how, I seem to use it at ease but when someone says, use a metaphor in so and so, I have to dig wells to thine kingdom come, to find some. Have this ever happen to you? Let me know about it down below, how did you overcome the metaphor anxiety?
I have a thing for words,
some call them quotes.
It is a long time affair,
From times of pigtails to the now of loose curls.
Quickly pause the movie or the song.
Quickly slip in a bookmark.
Grab a pencil,
scribble the inspiring words.
Read it over and over,
until I over analyse.
Store it for weeks, months and years later,
for further reflection.
Slowly it came part of my history.
Gently and some carelessly, they decorate my notes,
some slanting in margins, others sitting properly on lines
but never will I part with my words, my quotes.
7 Things We Can Learn From Dead Writers.
There is so much we can learn from history, for example lessons from authors who have experienced life- their work one of the only living reminder of that life. One can consider this author’s piece an inspiration to readers and a motivation to writers or a history/literature lessons for both writers and readers.