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ERIC Number: EJ1110459
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1358-684X
On the Ability to Metaphorize: Talking Trees and Singing Tigers in the English Classroom
Alexander, Joy
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, v18 n3 p265-275 2011
This article reviews and discusses how metaphor as a trope has been regarded as an essential element in rhetorical approaches to reading and to writing. In addition it considers the extent to which, while metaphor-making is a fundamental cognitive capacity, a metaphorizing habit of mind may be especially pertinent to some aspects of aesthetic activity in English and it has salience also in a multimodal environment. There is exploration of how contemporary practice in the English classroom could accommodate and consolidate the ability to metaphorize.
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Language: English
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