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“Poetry and the Microphone” from “Fifty Orwell Essays” – George Orwell

November 9th, 2011 · No Comments · Description, Poetry, Prose, Writing

This does not matter, because, on the whole, Yeats gets away with it, and if his straining after effect is often irritating, it can also produce phrases (“the chill, footless years”, “the mackerel-crowded seas”) which suddenly overwhelm one like a girl’s face seen across a room.

Ooh – I like this similie

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