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Metaphor

English 1302 Dr. Hawley 5/9/2013 Herbert’s Metaphors George Herbert wrote the poems: “Alter” and “Windows” that have a good use of metaphor throughout each poem. Herbert has a good use of metaphor in these two poems that greatly enhances the meaning of them both. The metaphors used have affect over the connotation and the denotation of the adjectives and the analogies that are made with the use of the metaphors “Alter” has a great use of metaphor in not only the words but also the shape of the...

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Nursing Metaphors

English 100 Metaphor in Area Other Than Literature Essay The purpose of metaphor is to conceptualize one thing in terms of another. Metaphorical concepts shape and reflect our perceptions, actions, and relations to others (Lakoff and Johnson 1). In the field of nursing, many metaphors have emerged which have greatly impacted the practice of nursing. These metaphors include the “nursing as military” metaphor, which typified nursing during the 19th and most of the 20th centuries, and the “nursing...

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Engineering and Metaphor

What is a Metaphor ? A Metaphor is an “expression of an understanding of one concept in terms of another concept, where there is some similarity or correlation between the two” according to the LinguaLinks Library. Metaphors are used by anyone trying to convey an idea in an indirect manner. We use them daily without realizing it. Metaphors put a twist in daily language in that they are a unique way of describing a concept. There are common metaphors that we use everyday and...

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Metaphors for War

The use of metaphors are an important factor with any piece of literature. Metaphors add color to creative writings, also establishing depth. A story without metaphors is lifeless, unable to compose another way to view it. The term for a metaphor is a figure of speech in which term is transferred to something it does not literally apply to, this helps the brain create a mental picture which the person might easily understand what the character is feeling. When a person finally makes...

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power of metaphor

Metaphor—a literary technique used to clarify the “darkness inside a cloud” (Selection 2). The power of metaphor is utilized throughout the world of language on a daily basis to clarify, explain, and act as a moral instrument. Metaphor can be described, as it was by Cynthia Ozick, author of The Shawl, as “the mind’s opposable thumb”: just as one cannot grasp objects without an opposable thumb, one can also not write successfully without the aid of metaphor (Selection 1). Metaphor evidently has...

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Metaphors of Organizations

Metaphors of Organizations "All theories of organization and management are based on implicit images or metaphors that persuade us to see, understand, and imagine situations in partial ways. Metaphors create insight. But they also distort. They have strengths. But they also have limitations. In creating ways of seeing, they create ways of not seeing. Hence there can be no single theory or metaphor that gives an all-purpose point of view. There can be no 'correct theory' for structuring everything...

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Ghalib and Metaphor

The sheer lyrical power of metaphor can be found throughout Ghalib’s poetry. Ghalib utilizes this figure of speech, I believe, to help us connect to and really experience what he is trying to tell us about life, love, and hardship. It seems that, through metaphor, he implores us to delve deeper into his writings and enter into the suffering, heartache, alienation, and ambition that marked his entire life. Using ghazal’s from the Joy of the Drop website, I will examine and discuss the verses that...

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Metaphor, Metonymy and Vioce

literary critic and theorist, provides a brief summary stating the preference for the metaphor over metonymy by aligning analogy with necessity and contiguity with chance. According to him, “’the element of truth’ is the product of a purely rhetorical and ultimately metonymical, sleight of hand, therefore over turning the traditional hierarchy and deconstructing the very basis for the seductiveness and privilege of metaphor.” Barbara Johnson pays keen and strict attention to a specific passage in her critique...

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Conceptual Metaphor

      Literature Review on Metaphors From the Perspective of Cognitive Linguistics The definition of metaphor   Traditionally, metaphor is a figure of speech in which one thing is compared to another by saying that one is the other, as in “He is a tiger”. It is a property of words, and is used for some artistic and rhetorical purpose. However, this view has been challenged recently by cognitive linguists (Liu & Wen, 2012: 249). Cognitive linguists and philosophers have shown that metaphors are not just a...

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Metaphor and William Carlos Williams

doesn’t do anything except confuse me. Describe how either simile or metaphor is used in one of the assigned poems from Chapter 21, Figures of Speech. “Jump Cabling” is a short poem by Linda Pastan in which she uses smiles and metaphors in a jeu d’esprit. She describes this ordeal she endured while she was getting her car jumped in which she basically puts and relates here procedure to a relationship. She uses the metaphors more often than similes to relate with only one simile being used in...

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