extra word in a sentence


Stinky Pink Socks Mixed With Your Idea

a: Extra word in a sentence ~
b: sock in a machine

What: "Don't use any extra words. A sentence is like a machine; it has a job to do. An extra word in a sentence is like a sock in a machine." (Annie Dillard, "Notes for Young Writers." In Fact: The Best of Creative Nonfiction, ed. by Lee Gutkind. W.W. Norton, 2005)

Writer: Annie Dillard
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Oct 16 2013 10:24 AM

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METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.