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    Unhappy poetry question - senses

    hello, i was just wondering what the term is when a poet mixes up the senses within his or her poem e.g. "red is the strangest pain to bear". It has been on the tip of my tongue but i have forgotten so, i would be very grateful if you could help.
    thanks H x

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanenglish
    hello, i was just wondering what the term is when a poet mixes up the senses within his or her poem e.g. "red is the strangest pain to bear". It has been on the tip of my tongue but i have forgotten so, i would be very grateful if you could help.
    thanks H x
    Could it be a mixed metaphor?

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    synaesthesia

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    Thanks tdol
    SYNESTHESIA or SYNAESTHESIA (sin-uss-THEE-zhee-uh)
    The perception or description of one kind of sense impression in words normally used to describe a different sense, like a "loud aroma" or a "velvety smile." It can be very effective for creating vivid imagery.

    I had never heard of this word!

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