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Songwriting Without Boundaries by Pat Pattison

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CHALLENGE #3

OBJECT WRITING WITH METAPHOR

I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo, and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight, to create a sense of hunger for life that gnaws in us all.

—RICHARD WRIGHT, AMERICAN HUNGER

This challenge is an extension and continuation of the metaphor challenge. You’ve accomplished quite a bit so far, writing from your senses and learning to use your images—the stuff of your senses—to be seen as something more: William Faulkner’s crowded cans of sardines on the country store shelf become the crowd of people in the general store watching the trial of Abner Snopes, accused of burning a barn.

Now for the next step.

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