Monday, January 5, 2015
Words are a writer’s tool. It is his only means of conveying ideas. A writer’s goal is to express his message clearly to be understood. Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO says, “Writing is not an easy task. Beyond expressing himself clearly, a writer should grab and hold his readers’ attention. Otherwise, he will lose them after his introduction. For this, a writer resorts to figures of speech to capture interest and hold the attention of his audience.”
Most often used are the simile and the metaphor that associate one object with another. A simile is introduced by the words “like” and “as” for direct comparison. Examples are “Her smile was as cheery as a sunny day,” “The twins look like two peas in a pod .” A metaphor, on the other hand, implies comparison like “in the pink,” “seeing red,” and “apple of my eye.” Longfellow writes about the night sky so vividly, thus – “Silently, in the infinite meadows of heaven blossomed the lovely forget-me-nots of the angels.”
Viesca adds, “It is a gift to be able to associate words for comparison. These take readers into the action - seeing, feeling, and tasting a writer’s words with imagery that enthralls and absorbs them. Simile and metaphor are a fun way of showing, not telling ,which writers know by heart.”
“I'm a little pencil in the hand of a writing God, who is sending a love letter to the world.” ― Mother Teresa
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