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Why Do Authors Use Metaphors? How Metaphors Ignite Imagination

Posted in conflict in fiction, creativity, fairy tales, fantasy, Fiction, genre fiction, language, Learning to Write, literary devices, Literature, metaphors, mythology, novels, Storytelling, symbolism, transcendence, Truth, Writing a novel, and Writing Tips

Igniting the Reader’s Imagination Why do authors use metaphors? I think it’s fair to say without metaphor most prose would be very poor, fiction far from fantastic, and poetry impossible. Most of us remember being taught about metaphor and other literary devices at school. A few of us…

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The Curious Case of the Cephalopod Mollusc and the Zoologist

Posted in Octopus, Steampunk, True Stories, and Zoology

Octopuses are truly fascinating creatures. Bilaterally symmetrical cephalopod molluscs of the order Octopoda (meaning eight legged) they have intrigued and horrified the human ape since earliest times. A recent post at The Steampunk Journal relates the imminent arrival of thousands of octopuses to the shores of New Zealand, where…

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