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ERIC Number: EJ1023308
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0155-2147
English in "The Tempest": The Value of Metaphor and Re-Imagining Grammar in English
Macken-Horarik, Mary
English in Australia, v48 n3 p46-53 Dec 2013
Garth Boomer's thinking influenced many of those working in school English during the time he was alive. The ripple effects of his legacy continue to be felt. For the author, it is Boomer's interests in metaphor and meaning that resonate most. The use of tropes and figure is a distinctive feature of his writing and offers a rich allegorical resource for current reflections on curriculum. In this paper, the author explores the potential of metaphor for thinking in new ways about the relationship of grammar to key issues facing school English. Drawing on key figures in Shakespeare's play "The Tempest", the paper makes use of an old association between the word "grammar" and the practice of magic.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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