Thursday, December 17, 2015

Italics and Ellipses...

Inspired by this post and this book...

(from Emily Climbs)

The do’s and don’t
Of using these
Are rigid,
I suppose
But who is quite immune to them?
Their where and when,
Who knows?

Ink-impression impresses us
At varied intervals
And sometimes ellipses evoke
…unwritten syllables
And sometimes italics suggest
Something sentimental
Impacting with strange squiggliness
What words cannot quite tell

© Janet Martin

I couldn’t help but chuckle at this post, esp. because Emily of New Moon (the series of books I’m reading) loved to use italics and every teacher said ‘Don’t’.
…and I am learning so much from her teachers :)

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