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Rhythm and Line Breaks | Tools of the Trade
Rhythm and Line Breaks | Tools of the Trade

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Rhythm and Line Breaks There are even more ways that Tom Slack can improve on his word "painting." Michael Carey teaches that rhythm and line breaks are basic tools that add meaning to poems. Like a...
Comparisons, Part 1 | Tools of the Trade
Comparisons, Part 1 | Tools of the Trade

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Michael Carey's two most basic tools for saying more with less are simile and metaphor. Michael teaches that these tools of comparison add even more meaning to a poem. A simile is a comparison that...
Comparisons, Part 2 | Tools of the Trade
Comparisons, Part 2 | Tools of the Trade

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So, Tom used simile and metaphor in his poem. He even gave it a name! Small Victory Like enormous snails a bunch of munching cows cross the road, chewing their cuds as green, gloppy paste drips from...