I’m not usually interested in poetry. Figurative language doesn’t make much sense to me.
I’m a straightforward, literal person; I prefer for someone to just tell me what they mean, rather than use fancy techniques to make me figure it out.
Recently, I saw a quote posted on a blog:
“But he that dares not grasp the thorn
Should never crave the rose.”
I was intrigued, so I searched online to find out more. (If it’s not obvious why I like the quote, look at the title of my blog.) I discovered that the quote is actually a line from a poem written by Anne Brontë.