Carl Phillips Writing Styles in All It Takes

Carl Phillips
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Analogy

Phillips bases his explanation of emotions on analogies to the actions of things in the physical world. An analogy draws a comparison between the similarities of two unlike things: one might make the assumption, for example, that a bird will be able to fly because its wings resemble those of other birds who use their wings to fly. In “All It Takes,” the fact that a fog that is unseen can still be recognized by the dampness that it creates in one's clothes can help readers understand, by analogy, how emotions can be recognized even though they cannot be seen. Similarly, the characteristics that the Greeks and Romans gave to the emotions of love and fidelity can tell modern readers, by analogy, the prevailing attitude toward those same emotions.

Caesura

A caesura is a pause in the middle of a line of poetry. It is usually used to...

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