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    Anxiety In Metaphors

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    A metaphor refers to a figure of speech where a word or a statement is applied to an action or an object in which it is not applicable (Lakoff & Johnson, 2008). Also, a metaphor can be used to depict something that is regarded as symbolic or a representative of a different thing that may be perceived as abstract. In the conventional application, metaphors are used to illustrate events or actions that may seem difficult to understand, especially while narrating an action to another person (Spielberger, 2010). According to Sedgwick & Frank (2003), depression, on the other hand, refers to a feeling of severe dejection and despondency. Anxiety, on the other hand, depicts a feeling of worry, unease or nervousness about an imminent event that has…

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    Tina's Metaphor

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    1.Two of my favorite metaphors about academic writing came from Tina and Sam. Tina compared writing to "making a jigsaw puzzle" and Sam on the other hand, compared hers to a "driving test". Although all the other participants did a very well job in comparing writing to other things using metaphors, I found myself more connected to the example that Tina and Sam used. They both compared writing to something that I was familiar with, and they unpacked the hidden meaning behind it in such a way that…

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    well-known of these modern day Puritan preachers is John Hagee, whose fiery services impact people’s lives each and every day. Two other notable preacher’s who share Puritan views are Charles Lawson and Jerry Falwell. Through powerful descriptions and intense metaphors, Jonathan Edwards…

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    A popular topic expressed in poetry is that of Time and Death and the physical and mental toll that time has, on both the body and the mind. The physical destruction of time, and the angst in the imminence of death is drawn out from this sonnet. The abstract nature of both Time and Death attracts the use of metaphors to identify and clarify these concepts with the known world. Thus there is purposefulness in Shakespeare’s use of the Sonnet, broken up into three quatrains of metaphors. Each uses…

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    Immigration Metaphors

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    The Appropriate Use of a Metaphor As children we are taught that society is made up of many different people with many different ideas and beliefs about an array of issues. We are also taught that there are many ways to interpret these different beliefs or situations. Our culture has become accustomed to masking some of these situations with the use of metaphors to describe what is truly occurring. While these metaphors typically are not fully relatable to the issue, I believe that the use of…

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    Emotional Metaphors

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    A metaphor is an expression of words with a more clarified meaning and speaks more than just the comparison between tow objects or situations. It is used by multiple people and it is used in the way it is learned and the language they use to express the metaphor. This assignment is being researched to describe the emotional metaphor usage in the English language used by the Australians and the Chinese. The research will be carried out by inviting few participants and asking them to behave…

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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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    In Garrett Hardin’s paper, “Lifeboat Ethics: The Case against Helping the Poor,” Harden uses the analogy of a lifeboat being a nation. He intends to offer his opinion, while explaining why his theory, “Lifeboat Ethics,” is more accurate than a previous theory, “Spaceship Earth” (Hardin, 358). Throughout the paper he explains that by the rich supporting the poor, they are enabling the poor to continue in their destructive ways and to ultimately cause “environmental ruin” (Hardin, 366).…

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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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    Bryan D’Ostroph SOAN 101 Essay Three: Metaphor When considering the idea of a metaphor, there are a variety of different ways that these metaphors can be classified. Is it a literary device that should be analyzed and annotated for it 's meaning within a work? Or is it, as Lakoff and Johnson describe, the basis to human thought processes which transcends the face value of language? Although we communicate through language on a daily basis, Lakoff and Johnson believe we are usually unaware…

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