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ERIC Number: ED409569
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 6
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Metaphors in Comments and Classrooms.
Karbach, Joan
This paper identifies the kinds of conceptual metaphors one composition instructor has used in commenting on student papers, notes whether or not they are commonly used by most writing instructors, and briefly states why metaphors can be effective feedback for students. The paper lists the 6 categories of metaphors as: (1) adherence, (2) building, (3) tailoring, (4) hunting, (5) personification, and (6) original analogies. The paper explains the Schema Theory and Mapping of Domains, using the metaphor "life is a journey." It also discusses and gives examples of each of the six categories. One example used in the paper shows that under the target domain of "adherence," such words as "stick,""connect," and "link," are included which become conceptual metaphors when they are associated with words in the domain of "discourse," such as "focus,""modes," and "sentence." The paper states that, of the categories, personification is more selective and seems more likely to reflect an instructor's world view. (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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