"The successful poet, the poet who really carries his message, is the one to whom the words come that have this particular power… What he does for you, what he does for us all is always to produce a metaphor in which we suddenly see two separate parts of the world, and we say, ‘My God, why did I not think that they belonged together?’ … It is the essence of poetry, as of painting, as of all art, to communicate that, to leap over the gulf between us — to make the metaphor suddenly speak to us, not so that we understand it, but so that we recreate it. Style is the means by which we recreate the content for ourselves."

–J. Bronowski (1978)