University of Phoenix PHL 251
May 25, 2011
Dr. E. S.
Team A Metaphor Evaluations Paper
Evaluation of R’s Metaphors
R created the metaphors evaluated below he described people and events. In his metaphors, he wrote about family, his daughters, and a friend and by his selection of words, he was conveying sensitivity through his descriptive images of them. Through his comparison of their eyes to the ocean and the stars, it was clear why the ocean would envy such clear sparkling blue eyes. His descriptions of their hair golden as the daylight star and silky as a horse’s mane, shows his feelings of love for them. I could feel the closeness he has to his daughters and friend through his words. However, when I began evaluating his metaphor about family he gave me the feeling of unhappiness, sadness, like someone forgetting to appreciate a love one when he or she was alive. Experiencing family members taking love ones for granted the pains of his frustrations come across clear and deeply felt through his words. His metaphors on life emphasized people not developing a plan in life but living in the moment, he described someone growing old, and he moved back into the emotion of not feeling appreciated. I believe it is frustrating for him to deal with people who take others for granted. Rony’s metaphors of war hit very close to home, as soldiers we know when we go to war there is a chance we will not return. Soldiers stand tall, some make that ultimate sacrifice every day, and even though fear is part of his or her everyday life, a soldier will never leave his or her post. Knowing that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution protects freedom of speech most soldiers would prefer some censoring. As emphasized in Rony’s metaphor the media does not always have a soldier’s best interest at heart because they turn the event into what he or she wants it to be based on how it is perceived. In using the comparison to a worst...