Dog and Cat

The point is for the paws to pause at ‘pause’.

Reading is not pausing. Pause.

It could be, Cat, it could be interrupting. Pause.

Nonsense. As all cats know, you pause at the end of a clause. Period.

Of course. You pause and pause and pause, your paws pause.

Dog’s paws pause. Cat’s paws are known for their claws. Period.

Sure, pause at ‘period’, pause to end a clause, Cat, but end a line

without an end…

Oh Dog. Without an end, a clause is not a clause, all claws leave marks to end the clause.

O Cat, I’m talking enjambment, where your paws—with or without claws—pause

out of respect, pause,

out of respect for the rhythm of the line, pause,

out of respect for the music of words, the clause, pause,

the claws, the paws, pause,

the way the pause claws its way to the final pause, pause,

then at the end, why, Cat, why, a final clause , a last pause…

Yes, Dog, I see. At the end, the paws applause. Pause.

Period.

(Applause)

Published by extrasimile

define: extra: excess, more than is needed, required or desired; something additional of the same kind. define: simile: a simile is a type of figurative language, language that does not mean exactly what it says, that makes a comparison between two otherwise unalike objects or ideas by connecting them with the words “like” or “as.” The reader can see a similar connection with the verbs resemble, compare and liken. Similes allow an author to emphasize a certain characteristic of an object by comparing that object to an unrelated object that is an example of that characteristic. define: extra: an minor actor in a crowd scene

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