As witnesses that the things were not done in a corner.
Unlike metaphor, metonymy does not try to fuse images together.
A poem conveys not a message so much as the provenance of a message, an advent of sense.
Most film directors do not come up with their own subjects or write their own screenplays.
Experience has ceded to a series of happenings, about which the most we can expect is information.
To liberate words means first to shatter their function as vehicles of idea, memory, hope, or regret.
No art form points like poetry to this originality of language as to its essential and abiding concern.
In recent decades this symbolic or metaphorical lyric has given way to one which leans toward metonymy.
Still the question remains of what actually speaks in a poem, if not subjectivity as historically constructed.
A jacket commemorating the Germans as champions of the 1990 World Cup is out of date two weeks after the event has passed.