Clash

Famous quotes containing the word clash:

    God of justice, save the people
    From the clash of race and creed,
    From the strife of class and faction,
    Make our nation free indeed;
    William Pierson Merrill (1867–1954)

    Simile and Metaphor differ only in degree of stylistic refinement. The Simile, in which a comparison is made directly between two objects, belongs to an earlier stage of literary expression; it is the deliberate elaboration of a correspondence, often pursued for its own sake. But a Metaphor is the swift illumination of an equivalence. Two images, or an idea and an image, stand equal and opposite; clash together and respond significantly, surprising the reader with a sudden light.
    Sir Herbert Read (1893–1968)

    Saint, do you weep? I hear amid the thunder
    The Fenian horses; armour torn asunder;
    Laughter and cries. The armies clash and shock,
    And now the daylight-darkening ravens flock.
    Cease, cease, O mournful, laughing Fenian horn!
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)