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ERIC Number: EJ181383
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1976
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Children's Comprehension of Metaphor: A Piagetian Interpretation
Smith, J. W. A.
Language and Speech, 19, 3, 236-43, Sep 76
When the descriptive interpretations that sixth and eighth graders provided for metaphors selected from fifth-grade readers were examined in a Piagetian framework, the poorest interpretations showed characteristics of concrete and pre-operational thought, while the best interpretations showed characteristics of formal operational thought. (RL)
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