“Poetry is a form of communication wherein words are under no circumstances uncomplicated equivalents of experience or perception. They are transmitters of sounds and images as well as instruments for creating associations. Words can resonate and go in multiple directions at once. It is impracticable to put too belittle the consequences of each individual word. Yet paradoxically, poetry is that art form in which what is implicit is often as significant, or more so, than the individual words, or phrases, literal definition. Thus, there is absolutely nothing arbitrary about a poets choice of vocabulary or about the manner in which the poet orchestrates and juxtaposes the words selected. In this essay I will exam the influence of the word lurch in Andrew Hudgens, Praying Drunk. My ambition is to create a means for reaching a deeper understanding to how the word lurch conveys not only humour but also gives the author credibility without portraying the narrator as haughty. _x000D_
Choosing the ideal word means expressing exactly what one wants to say at the level of formality which is appropriate for ones reader and purpose. The complete phrase reads:  Dear Lord, we lurch from metaphor to metaphor, which is  led to be so- a form of praying. What does Hudgens mean by this and why the words lurch? It is used as a verb. Websters Dictionary defines lurch as a verb to mean, (as a ship) to roll or pitch suddenly. Lurch is also listed as a noun meaning an uncomfortable situation: Our supervisor resigned and left us in the lurch.  Is Hudgens God the supervisor Websters in referring to? I think not. It is appealing though to perceive the Lord as such. The phrase does radiate feelings of being left in the lurch alone to pray. This, in my opinion, is rather witty. _x000D_
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