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Topic: Extended metaphor


  
  Extended metaphor
The extended metaphor may act as a central theme, for example where it is used as the primary vehicle of a poem and is used repeatedly and in different forms.
The power of an extended metaphor is in the hammer blows that it applies, demonstrating the passion and commitment of the author.
An extended metaphor is sometimes called a 'conceit', for example where the metaphoric theme of a poem is called its conceit, perhaps signifying the arrogance of the poet in assuming command of the language to the point of redefinition of terms that may be beyond many readers.
changingminds.org /techniques/language/metaphor/extended_metaphor.htm   (208 words)

  
 Extended Metaphor
Extended Metaphor is a detailed and complex metaphor that extends over a long section of work.
A metaphor brought up in the beginning of the poem is lust being of evil desire holding an image of sweet pleasure and deception.
Lust is described as perjured, which means to tell a lie.
www.geocities.com /elit11sonnet129/ExtendedMetaphor.htm   (222 words)

  
  Extended metaphor
The extended metaphor may act as a central theme, for example where it is used as the primary vehicle of a poem and is used repeatedly and in different forms.
The power of an extended metaphor is in the hammer blows that it applies, demonstrating the passion and commitment of the author.
An extended metaphor is sometimes called a 'conceit', for example where the metaphoric theme of a poem is called its conceit, perhaps signifying the arrogance of the poet in assuming command of the language to the point of redefinition of terms that may be beyond many readers.
www.changingminds.org /techniques/language/metaphor/extended_metaphor.htm   (208 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Metaphor
Within rhetorical theory metaphor is generally considered to be a direct equation of terms that is more forceful and assertive than an analogy, although the two types of tropes are highly similar and often confused.
Orwell defines a dying metaphor as a metaphor that isn't dead (dead metaphors are different, as they are treated like ordinary words), but has been worn out and is used because it saves people the trouble of inventing an original phrase for themselves.
Metaphor and simile are two of the best known tropes and are often mentioned together as examples of rhetorical figures.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Metaphor   (2586 words)

  
 Definition of Extended metaphor
An extended metaphor is a metaphor that continues into the following sentences.
An extended metaphor is also a metaphor developed at great length, occurring frequently in or throughout a work.
Another example of an extended metaphor would be, The winds were ocean waves, thrashing against the trees limbs.
www.wordiq.com /definition/Extended_metaphor   (192 words)

  
 Poems at the Poetry Free-for-all - Extended Metaphor
Metaphors are very effective ways of developing ideas in poems; one special form, the "extended metaphor," can be particularly effective in certain situations.
An extended metaphor is a comparison that provides the basis for an entire poem or for a lengthy section of a poem; its value lies in keeping the reader's attention focused on a single clear image while at the same time allowing the writer to develop a number of different aspects of an idea.
With an extended metaphor, the poet is often able to explore a number of connections between the metaphor and that which it represents, broadening and deepening the significance.
www.everypoet.org /pffa/showthread.php?s=&threadid=15301   (844 words)

  
 A matter of identity: Writing an extended metaphor poem
Each individual student will be responsible for creating an original extended metaphor poem.
The original extended metaphor poem will prove to be a valid assessment of each individual's understanding of the literary devices/concepts presented in this lesson.
The length of this lesson could also be extended depending on the rate of the class discussion and the allotment of class time given to create the original poem.
www.learnnc.org /lessons/brookss952004073   (1290 words)

  
 Metaphor
Metaphor – Comparing two things without using the words like or as, especially things that are not usually associated together.
Metaphors describe one thing as if it were another, to show how alike they are, the way Evelyn Tooley Hunt describes mama using words that would also describe a sunrise Another way to clarify a metaphor is by simply saying one thing IS another thing.
Yeats uses metaphor when he compares his words to birds.
www.poetstrain.com /poetrybook/metaphor.html   (198 words)

  
 Extended Metaphor Poem
A metaphor states that something is something or someone else.
In his novel Montana 1948, Larry Watson uses the river outside of town as a metaphor for life for David.
Write an extended metaphor poem based on the metaphor "Life is a _______"choosing your own concrete object as a metaphor for life.
ps044.k12.sd.us /extended_metaphor_poem.htm   (150 words)

  
 Paradigm - Content
And though we know the metaphor's two parts aren't identical, so close is their association that something of the vehicle rubs off and influences our perception of the tenor.
While novice writers may see metaphors as ornamental or decorative, more experienced writers use them structurally, sometimes extending and exploring a single metaphor throughout an entire work.
Try submerging the extended metaphor in the essay itself by incorporating specific images and details whenever appropriate.
www.powa.org /my/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=45   (453 words)

  
 ReadWriteThink: Lesson Plan: Writing about Writing: An Extended Metaphor Assignment
Alternately, ask students to share their metaphor projects with the class or small groups during an optional sixth session.
At the end of the term, pass the copies back out and ask students to revisit their metaphors, focusing on how they would revise or change their metaphors based on the experience over the course of the term.
This simple explanation of metaphor from Ted Nellen’s site can be used in early sessions as part of the discussion of comparisons in the poem and students’ work.
www.readwritethink.org /lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=905   (1950 words)

  
  The Solar Metaphor (safnet.com)
Some metaphors are used to describe many different concepts at the same time, and each culture has her own sets of universal metaphors.
When the metaphor is intended to bring a whole wealth of ideas to bear on the issue at hand, more than just simply comparing two objects, we often call this loaded idea an extended metaphor.
There are two misconceptions brought in when the metaphor is taken this far: there is an implication that the electron remains a constant distance away from the nucleus and that there are well defined orbits that make a complete loop about the nucleus-sun.
www.safnet.com /literae/html/solar.html   (1787 words)

  
 Governance through Metaphor Project: 1.1 Significance: forms of presentation
The fact that metaphor may be used with great elegance in literature in no way compensates for the fact that in the "real world" of governance, technology and social problems, metaphors are usually perceived as a nuisance and a sign of sloppy thinking.
It can be argued that the metaphor here performs an important cognitive function in giving form to the complex action oriented dynamics in a manner which is useful to the pursuit of business and is significant in maintaining a viable pattern of communications within a group (often of very diverse backgrounds).
The focus is thus on the use of metaphor for "reframing" understanding of the social environment as a basic for a conceptually sustainable basis for sustainable development in the future.
www.uia.org /metaphor/metacom_bodies.php?kap=10   (1257 words)

  
 Sparkles : Metaphors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Sometimes a reader is hesitant to actually open their minds to a poem, but one metaphor, that a reader may feel expresses an emotion they are feeling opens up their minds.
There was also another metaphor in this poem that seems quite interesting to me, “and our ears are formed of the sea as we listen.” This metaphor asks the readers to think of themselves as a part of nature not just someone who observes.
Along with these metaphors that are written to inspire happiness or sadness, or give you another outlook on life, there are the metaphors that are written just to compare a certain thing or creature.
caxton.stockton.edu /Sparkles/Metaphor   (1689 words)

  
 metaphor
An allegory is an extended metaphor that goes through a whole narrative.
Since a metaphor is based on an implied comparison, it is most closely related to this topic of invention.
Since this topic of invention often takes the form of arguing by analogy, it is related to the figure metaphor since a metaphor is a kind of analogy.
humanities.byu.edu /rhetoric/Figures/M/metaphor.htm   (169 words)

  
 Metaphor and Analogy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
In a particular discussion (or even over an extended period in a given culture) metaphors may be carried out so that one thing is described in considerable detail using vocabulary from another domain altogether.
For instance, the discussion of familiarizing metaphors lists a number of the ways in which time is spoken of as if it really is money in our language.
These extended metaphors are also very common in science: when describing photons, for instance, a scientist might leap back and forth between several sets of elaborate simulations.
www.ptproject.ilstu.edu /metaelec.htm   (216 words)

  
 What is a metaphor?
Examples of metaphor include "life is a dream" (describing life in terms of a dream), "the foundation of knowledge" (knowledge in terms of house construction), and "he was scraping the bottom of the barrel" (a lack of talent described in terms of a barren fruit container).
A metaphor that is extended throughout a poem or story, and may involve further related comparisons, is an extended metaphor.
Below is a metaphor that is both linguistic and visual, and is commonly used in literature and current affairs.
www.fvdes.com /welch/skills/metaphor.htm   (365 words)

  
 The UVic Writer's Guide: Metaphor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
A metaphor is distinguished from a simile in that it equates different things without using connecting terms such as like or as.
Whereas a simile states, "My love is like a burning flame," a metaphor refers to "the burning flame of my love." An extended metaphor explores a variety of ways in which a metaphor is appropriate to its subject (see conceit).
In an implicit metaphor, the tenor (subject) is not specified but implied: for instance, one may say "I'm burning" with the intended implication that the consuming flame is love.
web.uvic.ca /wguide/Pages/RhetMetaphor.html   (144 words)

  
 he greatest thing by far is to be a master of metaphor
At its most basic, metaphor is a rhetorical trope or a figure of speech, where a comparison is made between two seemingly unrelated objects without using "like" or "as".
A mixed metaphor is one that leaps, in the course of a figure, to a second identification inconsistent with the first one.
To be able to discern a metaphor in a piece of literature depends on one's own ability to make a connection between two seemingly unlike objects and find their commonality.
www.cod.edu /people/faculty/bobtam/website/metaphor.htm   (1079 words)

  
 somniloquy.org: Introduction to Metaphor (first draft)
There are numerous ways to classify metaphor; my intent here is classify them grammatically, to talk about them in terms of language, because language is a great place for the beginner to fatten his or her bag of tricks.
Metaphors are often not so discrete and easily classified, mostly because we have a natural habit of combining them.
Mary's autumnal violetness is the controlling metaphor for this little stanza, and the development of the metaphor throughout the stanza tells us more about her.
somniloquy.org /poetry/statements.php?item=11   (3168 words)

  
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Once students have had an opportunity to work with the metaphor poem tool (either in small groups using classroom computers or as volunteers using the standalone computer), students will be given the extended metaphor poem assignment, exemplar and rubric.
EXTENDED METAPHOR POEM Select a topic or subject of interest to you (dancing, a basketball player, music, and exciting English teacher, etc.) and poetically describe that topic/subject using an extended metaphor.
Extended Metaphor Poem Scoring Rubric The poem effectively centers around a metaphor /3 which is developed throughout the text.
www.poetryforge.org /lessonplans/metaphorlesson.doc   (1082 words)

  
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Extended Metaphor: Countee Cullen (1903-1946) For My Grandmother (1927) This lovely flower fell to seed; Work gently sun and rain; She held it as her dying creed That she would grow again.
www.mit.edu /~mbarker/poetry/metaphor.txt   (1417 words)

  
 Metaphor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Richards describes this metaphorical transfer as tenor and vehicle, the general idea and its pictoral image.
Transfer is a dead metaphor, in which the ferrying across on a haphazard raft resolves into the idea of carrying-across-ness.
Considerations of metaphor reveal that figurative language is based in the identification of parallels.
english.arc.losrios.edu /handouts/reading/Metaphor.htm   (446 words)

  
 Comments on 5351 | Ask MetaFilter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Extending a metaphor, however well, isn't going to impress me. Solid indications that you know why you want to go to grad school, and what you want to do when you're done with it, and that you have some idea of what happens to you in grad school...
Dr Johnson famously chided John Donne for the extended metaphors ("conceits") in his poetry saying that they were "the most heterogeneous ideas yoked together by violence".
My only word of caution is that one extended metaphor might be a risk in that if your reader doesn't relate to it, well there it is resurfacing through the whole essay.
ask.metafilter.com /mefi/5351   (950 words)

  
 Definitions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Poets use metaphor to make their readers see an aspect of something they have not noticed before; writers of prose often use metaphor to make a difficult idea easier to understand, by comparing something unfamiliar to something familiar; in ordinary speech people use metaphors for emphasis.
An extended metaphor explores a variety of ways in which a metaphor is appropriate to its subject.
An extended metaphor is a piece of writing that compares the subject with something else throughout.
www.rsu.edu /LearningCenter/Figurative_Language_Definitions.htm   (2158 words)

  
 Kalliope Poetry Exercise Workshop: Focus on Metaphor
Metaphor is one kind of nonliteral language under the larger blanket of figurative language: language which means more than is what literally stated.
These metaphors are each built on an implied "as if": It is "as if" the flower had been happily and innocently at play when it was attacked by the frost.
Metaphor is one of the poet's chief means of living up to the ideal that "a poem does not talk about ideas; it enacts them" John Ciardi).
anitraweb.org /kalliope/metaphor.html   (1430 words)

  
 How to Use Effective Metaphors in an Essay
Metaphors are a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity.
If you are writing a metaphor about two different things that have no business in the same sentence, then you are probably using the metaphor incorrectly in a sentence.
If you use as extended metaphor for your essay, be careful not to use other metaphors in the body.
www.bookrags.com /articles/12.html   (500 words)

  
 extended metaphor
Teresa communicates her theories by using a relatable extended metaphor, therefore allowing the spiritual journey to be open to both the nuns in her convent...
On the contrary, Huswifery is a poem composed of one extended metaphor.
The extended metaphor, which is a metaphor that is stated and then developed throughout the poem, is that the mother believes that Life for her aint...
www.megaessays.com /essay_search/extended_metaphor.html   (736 words)

  
 Extended metaphor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
An extended metaphor is a metaphor that continues into the following sentences.
An extended metaphor is also a metaphor developed at great length, occurring frequently in or throughout a work.
Another example of an extended metaphor would be, The winds were ocean waves, thrashing against the trees limbs.
www.culturecentric.com /Literary-E/Extended_metaphor.php   (127 words)

  
 TRANS Nr. 15: Elena Arsentyeva (Kazan State University, Russia): The Role of Extended Metaphor and Phraseological Puns ...
Extended metaphor and phraseological puns can be regarded as an excellent means of producing a humorous effect in jokes and exercising one’s linguistic creativity.
Metaphor, a very powerful means of extending the area of what can be expressed by means of language, can serve as an inner motivation of such a clash creating a humorous effect.
Extended metaphor and phraseological puns may be viewed as universal semantic phenomena of metaphorical transference of meaning.
www.inst.at /trans/15Nr/04_09/arsentyeva15.htm   (2084 words)

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