A bright Apollo

from Ezra Pound – Hugh Selwyn Mauberley I (Life and Contacts) on Rap Genius


Bright is a metaphor for intelligence or illumination paired with thunder [apollo].

The metonym is –


Thunder and lightening forms the condition for furthest expansion of greatness, or the heights of personal esteem.

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