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In school we are taught that metaphors are more powerful literary tools than similes. Both function as symbolism, but one asks more from the reader than the other. Metaphors are participatory; similes are not.

Powerful art requires the viewer to be a participant. It asks of you and me to step inside, be moved, and respond. If an artistic experience leaves everyone involved unchanged, what is the point?

Art should incite change – however slight or monumental.

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