Ordinary language is all right.
One could divide humanity into two classes:
those who master a metaphor, and those who hold by a formula.
Those with a bent for both are too few, they do not comprise a class.
When critics listen to music they can also sometimes hear what the musicians are trying to do.
Assignment for an aesthetics course: write a set of instructions, 2 pp., titled 'How to read a poem out loud—and why'.
What makes us think that philosophy must be a kind of work?
Common places: the store, the office, the corner, the kitchen, the street.
'In my poetry a rhyme / Would seem to me almost insolent'
'… it is the common thing which is annonymously about us.'
In the really spectacular witness-stand breakdowns, defendants aren't just caught in lies or betrayed by their irrepressible passions, they're provoked to outpourings of murderous defiance.