ERIC Number: ED232202
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Metaphors and Symbols: Forays into Language.
Intended to introduce students to the most dynamic aspects of language and to help them see the metaphors of poetry from a perspective beyond poetry, this book offers background information for class discussion on the pervasiveness of metaphors, giving examples of how metaphors underlie folk expressions, proverbs, riddles, cliches, and slang, and how they can shape perception of public issues. The six chapters discuss the following topics: (1) popular metaphor; (2) humor in metaphor; (3) literal comparisons and the enticement of metaphor; (4) the metaphors of poetry; (5) identifying symbols and distinguishing them from metaphor; and (6) the ultimate significance of metaphor, symbol, and language. (HTH)
Descriptors: English Instruction, Higher Education, Language Arts, Language Enrichment, Language Usage, Metaphors, Secondary Education, Symbols (Literary)
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801 (Stock No. 31476, $5.25 member, $6.50 non-member).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
Note: Preparation of manuscript aided by grant from the Oregon Committee for the Humanities.