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    For my base, I will use the concept of pattern recognition from the book “Riveted”. Pattern recognition refers to a cognitive process that connects information from a stimulus with information recovered from memory. Commonly, the recognized patterns can be those apparent in facial features, units of music, and components of language or characters. Pattern recognition does not occur immediately, although it does happen mechanically and instinctively. Pattern recognition is an inherent and inborn ability of animals. For my target example, I will explain how we understand the notion of conceptual metaphor theory from the analogy lecture. Conceptual metaphors refer to the apprehension of one idea, or theoretical realm, in terms of another. It…

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    In his book ‘do not think of an elephant’, he author is keen in outlining the different American values which most individuals are unable to progressively articulate. Osborn also manages to show how different groups of people frame their issues(Osborn 307). Being a popular policy maker and a good literate critic, Osborn, has been able to present and support favorable policies especially those which are in alignment with values and personal identities, and especially issues that counter other…

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    reader opens opportunities for new ideas and understandings. When analyzing The Cave by Plato, Metaphors We Live By by George Lakoff and Mark Johnson, and On Communication by David Bohm through the lens of the poem Theme for English B by Langston Hughes, readers’ eyes are opened to new perspectives. The poem Theme for English B helps the reader of The Cave to see how identity can be misconstrued…

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    In science, analogy is often employed to help audiences understand the mechanisms in which a theory works. For example, Physics students are often taught to visualize current like water, and the flow of current like the flow of water. In "Metaphors We Live By,” we see that the authors also employ analogy to try to engage the reader into thinking using the same technique of visualization to denote how metaphor is utilized. This is best exemplified by the line, “Imagine a culture where argument is…

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    When explaining new material to students, educators frequently employ metaphor during their lectures to make new, difficult material simpler and more accessible to the student than it otherwise would be. This teaching technique is logical: metaphors provide the link between immaterial, complex target domains of knowledge and readily understandable source domains that the students have been exposed to in their everyday lives, in order to make the new information comprehensible to the learner. In…

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    Everyone has a different view on life. It is important not to judge people based on others thoughts. Circumstances cause people to act the way they do. That is why it is important to choose an opinion and not judge people based on what others think. The Metaphor is a short story written by Budge Wilson. The author tells a story about a young lady named Charlotte. Charlotte experiences the difficulty of transitioning from an innocent childhood to adolescence. She adores her English…

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    Frost's Metaphors

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    Metaphors can be Meta-free-phor-alls! The word metaphor is a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable. It makes the meaning that the author wants to tell more interesting and more understandable. Born in 1874, lived through many historical events, Robert Frost was one of America’s most distinguished poets, much of his poetry talk centered on the importance of metaphor. As we read, the first task is to identify the…

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    Metaphors replace the things we do not understand with something comprehendible by use of comparison. They act as the transition between unawareness and understanding. Through metaphors science takes form as data and our imagination moves to create an interpretation by connecting the data to our own experience(Frye). “We live on an island surrounded by a sea of ignorance. As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance.” – author unknown. This metaphor gives a very clear…

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    Why Is Metaphor Important

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    Importance of Metaphor Despite the seemingly incompatibility between metaphor and an ability to transmit fact, metaphors are an importance point of access we have to it. It also has the capability to make facts more applicable to our understanding. Facts use metaphors as their mode of transport out of non-existence and into the concrete realm. Initially, figurative language allows for a concept to be imagined and thus brought into existence. Thought and knowledge effect the way in which humans…

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    A metaphor is a word or phrase that describes an object, which content cannot be taken literal. An example of a metaphor is Liberty’s school motto, “Knowledge Aflame”. The school is not going to actually set knowledge on fire. The phrase represents the faculty’s goal is to spark an interest in education and learning among their students. Liberty University wants to provide the best education to its students and in return expects the attending and future students to come to be educationally…

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