Originally Posted by Darth InSidious
Ontogeny of the tortured soap:
Lurking a-dish -
That fresh gluttony!
Yes, of course! The use of hyphens really counterpoints the extended metaphor of the dish, leaving one with the most profound sense of the humanity of the author. Perhaps, I may go too far here, it is a violation of Aristotle's fifth rule as laid down in Poetics
(τίς ήκουσε τάς βοάς
) but I reckon, to be honest, that's its greatest strength. The tension brought about through violation fills us, the readers, with that gluttony you mention, making this a shared experience.
I must ask, however, just why is the soap 'tortured'? The metaphor is one that I find myself unable to understand.