Suggest some similar similes!
August 4, 2007 11:19 AM Subscribe
Help me come up with an evocative simile that conveys a profound but unemotional appreciation of a thing. My existing, imperfect prose is inside for your delectation.
posted by perissodactyl to writing & language (22 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The below is not right at all, because a viewer's interaction with a good work of art -- even non-representational modern art -- is fundamentally emotional:
"I admired [thing] as one might admire a painting by Jackson Pollock: I reveled in its complexity and elegance, but abstractly, without emotional investment. "
Any suggestions? Feel free to toy with sentence structure if you wish; nothing is set in stone!