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Creative Thinking and Natural/Mental Orders Worksheet

Part 1:

Creative Thinking
Construct as many metaphors as you can about five different things that describe any aspect of your life, such as someone you know, something you do, some place you have been, or anything else. Refer to Activity 7.1, located in Ch. 7 of Thinking, for examples on how to create metaphors. Example:

Event /Person/Place: Mother
Metaphor: A mountain in the mist; Strong and everlasting; A blanket of safety and comfort.

Event/Person/Place: Daughter
Metaphor: Illuminating a becon of hope and faith; an image of beauty and grace; Intelligent and compassoniate to the fullest of her heart; commands presence with her absence.

Event/Person/Place: Dad
Metaphor: Steadfast and persistent; vitality of strength; a pillar of justice with passion.

Event/Person/Place: Mom
Metaphor: mysterious and aloof; a loving touch only known to those close to her heart; steadfast and loyal, giving little ground to those who oppose her.

Event/Person/Place: Ellie dog
Metaphor: true and warming; safety and enduring; larger than life with the heart of a kitten.

Event/Person/Place: my music
Metaphor: angelic, a voice like that from heaven and a loving heart; triumphant and worldly with passion and fulfillment; transcendent to oneself and others close by.

Part 2:

Natural/Mental Orders
Organize two sets of information using natural and mental orders. Refer to the “Natural/Mental Orders” section in Ch. 8 of Thinking for additional guidance. Example:
Type of Organization: Natural Order: Chronological
Example: Seeds grow into plants, flower or fruit, produce more seeds, fall to the ground, take root, and produce another plant

Natural Order: Life cycle of Solar Mass
Area of gas and dust converge due to gravity into a spherical mass; spherical mass condenses, increasing...
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