New York Times Is Poetry, Poetry.
August 12, 2010 § Leave a comment
The “[blank] of [blank]” Construction
Widely recognized among poets and poetry readers, the “[blank] of [blank]” construction is a trick in which the writer takes compound terms with which we’ve grown comfortable—say, stabbing spree—& breaks it into its parts, defamiliarizing it so we will take notice. Another thing it is is ridiculous.