Similes vs Chandlerism - What's the difference?
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
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
* 1999 Anthony Boucher, letter to Kenneth Millar, published in Tom Nolan (1999) Ross Macdonald: a biography,
- 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.
* 2002 Film noir reader 3: interviews with filmmakers of the classic noir period, Limelight,
- 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.
- 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.