'Big Black Car' by Lynn Emanuel
A 3 page essay that discusses the poet's use of metaphor. Poets frequently face the question of how to describe the indescribable, that is, how to convey, within the limited context of a poem, the complexity of life and its multi-layered, convoluted reality. One way of accomplishing this task is through the utilization of metaphor, imagery and action, which are part of the poet's "toolbox" for conveying complex meaning through the representation of sights, sounds, smells, touch, etc. An ideal example of this point is Lynn Emanuel's poem "Big Black Car." No bibliography is provided.