Sidney Lanier Quote: “I have frequently noticed in myself…”

I have frequently noticed in myself a tendency to a diffuse style; a disposition to push my metaphors too far, employing a multitude of words to heighten the patness of the image, and so making of it a conceit rather than a metaphor, a fault copiously illustrated in the poetry of Cowley, Waller, Donne, and others of that ilk.

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Name: Sidney Lanier
Profession: Poet
Nationality: American
Birthday: March 3, 1842
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