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Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Reasoning or explaining from parallel cases. A simile is an expressed analogy; a metaphor is an implied one.

•"Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo."
(Don Marquis)

•"Being obsessed with deficit reduction when the economy has suffered its largest setback since the Depression is like being obsessed with water conservation when your house is on fire--an admirable impulse, poorly timed."
(Daniel Gross, "A Birder's Guide to D.C." Newsweek, Nov. 16, 2009)

•"Harrison Ford is like one of those sports cars that advertise acceleration from 0 to 60 m.p.h. in three or four seconds. He can go from slightly broody inaction to ferocious reaction in approximately the same time span. And he handles the tight turns and corkscrew twists of a suspense story without losing his balance or leaving skid marks on the film. But maybe the best and most interesting thing about him is that he doesn't look particularly sleek, quick, or powerful; until something or somebody causes him to gun his engine, he projects the seemly aura of the family sedan."
(Richard Schickel, Time magazine review of Patriot Games)

•"If I had not agreed to review this book, I would have stopped after five pages. After 600, I felt as if I were inside a bass drum banged on by a clown."
(Richard Brookhiser, "Land Grab." The New York Times, Aug. 12, 2007)

•"One good analogy is worth three hours discussion."
(Dudley Field Malone)

•"MTV is to music as KFC is to chicken."
(Lewis Black)

•"Memory is to love what the saucer is to the cup."
(Elizabeth Bowen, The House in Paris, 1949)
Posted by spark at 6:23 PM 0 comments
Imperatives are verbs used to give orders, commands and instructions. The form used is usually the same as the base form. It is one of the three moods of an English verb. Imperatives should be used carefully in English; to give firm orders or commands, but not as much when trying to be polite or show respect to the other person.

•"Think Small."
(slogan of Volkswagen)

•"Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest."
(Mark Twain)

•"Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out with the crowd.
Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack,
I don't care if I never get back."
(Jack Norworth and Albert Von Tilzer, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game")

•"Seek simplicity, and distrust it."
(Alfred North Whitehead)

•Westley: Give us the gate key.
Yellin: I have no gate key.
Inigo Montoya: Fezzik, tear his arms off.
Yellin: Oh, you mean this gate key.
(The Princess Bride, 1987)

•"And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country."
(President John Kennedy, 1961)

•"Leave the gun. [pause] Take the cannolis."
(Clemenza in The Godfather, 1972)

•"Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia!"
(El Jefe, Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, 1974)

•"Take this quarter, go downtown, and have a rat gnaw that thing off your face!"
(John Candy as Buck Russell in Uncle Buck, 1989)

•"Don't be too proud of this technological terror you've constructed. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force."
(Darth Vader, Star Wars, 1977)

•"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut."
(Ernest Hemingway)

•"Forget them, Wendy. Forget them all. Come with me where you'll never, never have to worry about grown up things again."
(Peter in film adaptation of Peter Pan, 2003)