Thursday, September 7, 2017



CwHD
Dawg Sez 16

If this is your first visit to CwHD, a brief introduction is available. Just click on the CwHD Intro link. To return, simply click the Home link.

Zen Dawg dreams of medium size bone. Aummmmm ...


1974 Richard Stine (http://www.richardstine.com/)

'Course, size is relative ... well, everything's relative (except yer relatives), thanks a heap, Albert E. And to create distinctive comparisons, we all use figures of speech. Meaner than a junk yard dog, for example.

Circuitously, I arrive at similes and metaphors. (Stop me if you've heard this one.) A metaphor, as we all know, is a figure of speech with an implied comparison usually to something that cannot be literally true. Wallowing in self-pity.

Similes, on the other paw, are comparisons with a clue. They use 'like' or 'as' to signal the reader that what follows is not really true, but are used to suggest with a bit of emphasis. Similes are used to make a phrase more vivid or to add color without straining the reader's credulity. Sly as a fox is one.

Problems arise with metaphors when they become mixed. Some rather famous folk have come to grief with this one. Shakespeare, in Hamlet's off quoted soliloquy, uses this: " ... or take arms against a sea of troubles". One does not, of course, arm oneself against the onslaught of the sea. Works for Mr S, however. But unless you be him, best to keep yer metaphors consistent.

Or stick to similes. You'll be happy as a pig on ice.

Recommended website: the original Zen Dog

13 comments:

  1. Random question- do you know where this image was originally published? I've been trying to track this down.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I copied the image from a card I received from a friend. Richard Stine is the artist. I have credited him and posted his website address. Best bet is to contact Mr Stine and see if he remembers when the image first appeared.

      Delete
    2. Thanks for the reply! I will try to contact him

      Delete
  2. I found so many interesting stuff in your blog especially its discussion. From the tons of comments on your articles, I guess I am not the only one having all the enjoyment here! keep up the good work... Check it out

    ReplyDelete
  3. Please let me know if you’re looking for a article writer for your site. You have some really great posts and I feel I would be a good asset. If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d absolutely love to write some material for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine. Please send me an email if interested. Thank you! Check it out

    ReplyDelete
  4. I think this is an informative post and it is very beneficial and knowledgeable. Therefore, I would like to thank you for the endeavors that you have made in writing this article. All the content is absolutely well-researched. Thanks... Click Here

    ReplyDelete
  5. Thanks for the blog loaded with so many information. Stopping by your blog helped me to get what I was looking for. DIY hamster cage

    ReplyDelete
  6. Super-Duper site! I am Loving it!! Will come back again, Im taking your feed also, Thanks. What to Do if Your Dog has an Ear Infection

    ReplyDelete
  7. I like your post. It is good to see you verbalize from the heart and clarity on this important subject can be easily observed... Read More

    ReplyDelete
  8. Please let me know if you’re looking for a article writer for your site. You have some really great posts and I feel I would be a good asset. If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d absolutely love to write some material for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine. Please send me an email if interested. Thank you! Read More

    ReplyDelete
  9. This is my first visit to your web journal! We are a group of volunteers and new activities in the same specialty. Website gave us helpful data to work. Learn more

    ReplyDelete
  10. You’ve got some interesting points in this article. I would have never considered any of these if I didn’t come across this. Thanks!. Learn more

    ReplyDelete
  11. I like your post. It is good to see you verbalize from the heart and clarity on this important subject can be easily observed... Natural Appetite Stimulant for Dogs

    ReplyDelete

WHIMSY