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ERIC Number: ED405588
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Pages: 6
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Compositional Metaphors: A Pedagogical Necessity.
Davis, Frank A.
This paper offers a compilation of compositional metaphors suggested as appropriate for use in writing instruction. The paper states that compositionalists deal continuously with a wide variety of complex and potentially undesirable dichotomies caused by differences in experience, physiology, and ethnicity. According to the paper some of these dichotomies include reader/non-reader, literate/oral, expert writer/novice writer, mature/naive, cosmopolitan/provincial, and broad-minded/narrow-minded. The paper offers the opinion that these differences may pose harmful barriers to effective writing instruction, not only among students within the same classroom, but also between individual teachers and students. Suggested in the paper is the use of the metaphors to suffuse pedagogical approaches, lesson plans, and notions of classical rhetoric such as invention, arrangement, and style. (CR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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