Similes vs Chandlerism - What's the difference?

similes | chandlerism |


As nouns the difference between similes and chandlerism

is that similes is while chandlerism is a passage of writing or dialogue that uses vivid and lyrical metaphors or similes, characteristic of the work of writer.

As an adjective similes

is .

similes

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    chandlerism

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  • A passage of writing or dialogue that uses vivid and lyrical metaphors or similes, characteristic of the work of writer .
  • * 1982 The Review of the news , Volume 18
  • As Rigby Reardon, Steve Martin easily mimics the patented Hollywood tough guy of the period, dangling a cigarette from one side of his mouth while distorting a Chandlerism from the other.
  • * 1999 Anthony Boucher, letter to Kenneth Millar, published in Tom Nolan (1999) Ross Macdonald: a biography, p114
  • I'm especially struck with the way you turn the Chandlerism , the colorful unlikely metaphor or simile, into legitimate novelistic indication of character, rather than trick writing for its own sake.
  • * 2002 Film noir reader 3: interviews with filmmakers of the classic noir period, Limelight, p110
  • The funny thing is, Chandler would come up with a good image, pictorial, and like I said I would come up with a Chandlerism , as it were.
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