Saturday, April 4, 2009

The sound of silence

Hale, on the power of silence in narrative:

"I was nine when my parents divorced. Whenever we left my dad, I would never cry in his presence. I was so much aware of how much he was suffering form losing his 3 kids," Hale said of why she didn't cry when visiting him.

But then, "I would cry the entire flight from Texas to Hawaii. So when I hear silencio, I hear a whole story. That metaphor of silencio is universal enough for me to hear a whole story.

"That's what narrative does. Metaphor in poetry functions differently than metaphor in narrative. Metaphor working in that way can form narrative," she finished.

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