ERIC Number: EJ438980
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
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Metaphors of Death: A Thematic Analysis of Personal Meanings.
Ross, Lawrence M.; Pollio, Howard R.
Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, v23 n4 p291-307 1991
Well-educated adults (n=26) were given metaphor inventory and discussed metaphors they chose as most closely reflecting their views of death. Three independent views of death were derived: negatively as barrier to life's meanings; ambivalently as essentially negative condition made acceptable by a variety of mitigating factors; and positively as a reinstatement or transformation of life's meanings. (Author/ABL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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