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  Metaphor, Morality, and Politics
The metaphor that morality is strength induces a view of evil as the force that moral strength is needed to counter.
It is the Strict Father model of the family that, under the ubiquitous Nation-as-Family metaphor, gives rise to the resentment of government "meddling" and the conservative hatred of government, and it is the application of discipline and denial in child rearing that produces conservative rage.
The metaphors I have discussed so far in paper have been both conceptual in nature and deep, in the sense that they are used largely without being noticed, that they have enormous social consequences, and that they shape or very understanding of our everyday world.
www.wwcd.org /issues/Lakoff.html   (10788 words)

  Metaphor and Meaning
Metaphor, on this view, is a dangerous deviation from the reliable literal resources of natural language and we should restrict ourselves to these literal resources in the systematic pursuit of truth.
Metaphor is one of a number of so-called figures or speech or tropes, the study of which has, thanks to the onslaught of Hobbes and his empiricist successors, largely dropped out of the curriculum.
Metaphors are expressions which have been taken to a new home, and it may happen that they get on better in their new home than they did in their old one.
www.ul.ie /~philos/vol4/metaphor.html   (4621 words)

 Metaphor   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The more common meaning of metaphor is a figure of speech that is used to paint one concept with the attributes normally associated with another.
Many consider metaphor to be at the heart of poetry (or even to define in part what it means to be human): the figure of speech that links dissimilar objects or concepts, establishing a non-deductive relationship.
Metaphor is one of the most common figures of speech and many words have their origin in metaphor.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Metaphor.html   (720 words)

 Metaphor Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
"X is a metaphor for Y" means that Y is painted with the attributes of X. All metaphors can be analyzed and reduced to the equation "X equals Y." Examples in everyday languge abound.
Metaphors are seen as very powerful tools because they allow for the expression of abstract principles by reference to concretes.
Many consider metaphor to be at the heart of poetry (or even to define in part what it means to be human): the figure of speech that links dissimilar objects for their resemblance.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/m/me/metaphor_1.html   (675 words)

 Metaphors and Mediation
Metaphors are an essential part of our everyday language and we use them constantly to give physical qualities - which are understood from daily experience - to non-physical things such as ideas.
Metaphor are not explanations, "their value is more heuristic than analytical and more useful in the context of discovery than verification".
The Oxford Unabridged Dictionary defines metaphor as "The figure of speech in which a name or descriptive term is transferred to some object to which it is not properly applicable." This definition is only partly true.
www.mediate.com /articles/metaphor.cfm   (629 words)

 Gulf War Metaphor, Part I, George Lakoff
There is an implicit logic to the use of these metaphors: Since it is in the interest of every person to be as strong and healthy as possible, a rational state seeks to maximize wealth and military might.
These are also the metaphors that President Bush uses when he refers to strategic moves in the gulf as a "poker game" where it would be foolish for him to "show his cards", that is, to make strategic knowledge public.
To bear in mind what is hidden by Clausewitz's metaphor, we should consider an alternative metaphor that is not used by professional strategists nor by the general public to understand war as we engage in it.
lists.village.virginia.edu /sixties/HTML_docs/Texts/Scholarly/Lakoff_Gulf_Metaphor_1.html   (3421 words)

 Metaphors We Live By, Lakoff and Johnson
Metaphors We Live By has led many readers to a new recognition of how profoundly metaphors not only shape our view of life in the present but set up the expectations that determine what life well be for us in the future.
Metaphor is for most people device of the poetic imagination and the rhetorical flourish--a matter of extraordinary rather than ordinary language.
Since metaphorical expressions in our language are tied to metaphorical concepts in a systematic way, we can use metaphorical linguistic expressions to study the nature of metaphorical concepts and to gain an understanding of the metaphorical nature of our activities.
theliterarylink.com /metaphors.html   (3589 words)

 Metaphors We Compute By
The abstract phenomenon of metaphor and the instantiation of a metaphor are the abstract and concrete poles of the uses of the word metaphor.
These metaphors have typically been invented spontaneously by people who understood some aspect of computing in order to communicate with others, to be able to tell them about something they didn't already understand.
Metaphors in this case are a part of the cultural context and serve as much to mark in-group status as to serve a more idealistic communicational function.
www-personal.umich.edu /~jlawler/meta4compute.html   (6589 words)

 Weber State University - Metaphor
Metaphor will be unveiling their 25th issue at this open mic night.
Metaphor’s chief aim is to facilitate an environment in which students at Weber State University can express their ideas in writing, art, and music.
Second to that aim, and in conjunction with it, Metaphor is responsible for publishing a quality literary journal which showcases the diversity and genius of our university to the surrounding community.
organizations.weber.edu /metaphor   (737 words)

 Metaphor Center
Metaphor and Metonymy pages Brigitte Nerlich, David Clarke, Zazie Todd have recently established an excellent site for research on metaphor and metonymy at the University of Nottingham.
Metaphor Home Page at the Dublin City University is one of the best sites summarizing some of the metaphor literature on the net.
It forms part of other work on governance through metaphor, of which a series of papers is accessible from this table of contents.
philosophy.uoregon.edu /metaphor/metaphor.htm   (1529 words)

Metaphor does lead us to notice what might not otherwise be noticed, and there is no reason, I suppose, not to say these visions, thoughts, and feelings inspired by the metaphor, are true or false.
If we are to think of words in metaphors as directly going about their business of applying to what they properly do apply to, there is no difference between metaphor and the introduction of a new term into our vocabulary: to make a metaphor is to murder it.
But some metaphors are a little more open-ended; we may be sure of one or two properties that the speaker is ascribing, but not sure of the others even though the metaphor is plainly richer in content than just the one or two.
www.unc.edu /~ujanel/Metaphor.htm   (8789 words)

Many types exist, and because language is so largely built of dead metaphors, metaphors are not simple decoration in literary composition but may actually form the components of meaning in all human expression.
Metaphor can therefore be studied as a literary trope in rhetoric, a feature of music and imaginative poetry, an aspect of literary criticism, a meeting point of contending literary theories, a research field for philosophy and cognitive science, and an identifying feature of different forms of contemporary poetry.
Metaphor is a figurative expression in which a word is shifted from its normal use to a context where it gives new meanings.
www.poetry-portal.com /styles13.html   (417 words)

 Telephone as Web Metaphor (Alertbox May 1997)
Most Internet pundits use television as the dominant metaphor when explaining the Net: words like "channels", "shows", and "eyeballs" feature prominent in many analyses; ideas like push technology and ever-increasing multimedia flash are given credence despite being losers in usability terms.
Television is used as a metaphor for two reasons: it is indeed the most powerful medium of the past, and it's all most media and advertising executives know how to deal with.
Metaphors are dangerous if taken too far, but they are helpful in finding perspectives and analogies that can take us farther than the immediate surface characteristics of our work.
www.useit.com /alertbox/9705b.html   (852 words)

 Metaphor the Logic of Poetry, A Handbook
This text focuses on the terms "metaphor" and "metaphoric language" because understanding how these terms can be extended to cover all the major aspects of poetry will facilitate experience of that special state of insight poems aim to evoke.
John Briggs is an associate professor of English at Western Connecticut State University and was for fourteen years a member of the faculty of the New School for Social Research in New York City.
Metaphor: The Logic of Poetry is a condensed and extensively revised edition of their original anthology.
www.pace.edu /press/briggs.htm   (459 words)

 Metaphor Name Consultants, Verbal Branding Specialists
Metaphor is a name development and verbal branding consultancy that specializes in helping clients articulate the promise of their brands.
Acting in partnership with our clients, we provide the language tools a business needs to define a relevant brand proposition, illuminate a distinctive competitive positioning, express a compelling brand personality, and engage the target audience.
Since our founding in 1993, Metaphor has assisted hundreds of companies -- ranging from large corporations and manufacturers, retailers, and professional service firms to successful technology and Internet start-ups -- in meeting a wide array of verbal branding challenges.
www.metaphorname.com   (94 words)

 Metaphor Examples for teachers, students and writers.
The difference between metaphor and idiom is explained.
This website is dedicated to the proposal that the metaphorical relationships drawn between any two disciplines are, in fact, universal, being isomorphic mathematical derivations of the Unified Field Theory.
Further, that this symmetric aspect of metaphor is extrapolatable both linearly and laterally, thus may be harnessed to mathematically predict missing knowledge and invention in all other disciplines.
knowgramming.com /metaphors/metaphor_chapters/examples.htm   (315 words)

 Metaphor Center
You may also be interested in several recent articles on the neuroimaging and neurobiology of conceptual metaphor, image schemata and similar phenomena, including links to fMRI imagery and some ERP brain movies (by Tim Rohrer and collaborators; large images, slow-loading; pdf articles only).
Metaphors We Ought Not Live By: Rush Limbaugh in the Age of Cognitive Science by Tim Adamson, Greg Johnson and Tim Rohrer
I would also recommend that researchers on Law and metaphor also read work by Steven Winter (see annotated bibliography) if they are seeking work which is tightly connected to the Lakoff-Johnson theory of conceptual metaphor.
zakros.ucsd.edu /~trohrer/metaphor/metaphor.htm   (1026 words)

 metaphor   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Metaphor, ubiquitous in both literature and in everyday conversation, is an extraordinarily challenging subject for psychologists, philosophers, and linguists.
The existence of metaphors is problematic for philosophers of language, since it forces us to consider a notion of nonliteral meaning.
Linguists, meanwhile, find that metaphors not only act as a stumbling block in theories of meaning, they also frequently underlie historical processes of meaning change.
www.stanford.edu /~dib/metaphor.html   (458 words)

 Using Metaphors in Creative Writing
When a child looks at the sky and sees a star but does not know the word "star," she is forced to say, "Mommy, look at the lamp in the sky!" Similarly, when computer software developers created boxes on the screen as a user interface, they needed a new language; the result was windows.
Most books give rather boring examples of metaphors such as my father is a bear or the librarian was a beast.
Definitely play with extended metaphors (see above) and experiment with some of the following, using metaphors...
owl.english.purdue.edu /handouts/general/gl_metaphor.html   (787 words)

 System Metaphor
Bertrand points out that metaphors are a powerful tool in the exposition of difficult ideas (without giving specific examples) then asserts that they are dangerous, giving as sole evidence for the assertion a passage by BenjaminFranklin quoted out of context and ridiculed by Gaston Bachelard.
So the metaphors will evolve, and eventually become an unmetaphoric entity (an 'icon', i.e., on a windows desktop, was a metaphor once; now everyone has a sure grasp of the concept behind it, and one can name the actual object 'icon').
The main principle of metaphor is that it helps you to bridge across two areas: from one with which you are familiar with which you are less familiar.
c2.com /cgi/wiki?SystemMetaphor   (3145 words)

 Metaphor Studio: Interactive Agency in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Metaphor Studio is an interactive agency that provides Identity, Interactive and Advertising services.
Metaphor's unique business philosophy entitled, Community Experience Development, inspires brand communities to Cultivate, Fascinate and Illuminate targeted clients.
At its core are the Metaphor Identity, Interactive and Advertising audits, which enable organizations to build comprehensive profiles of community members by tracking online interactions and integrating with offline systems.
www.metaphorstudio.com   (207 words)

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   (172 words)

 What is a metaphor?
A metaphor is the expression of an understanding of one concept in terms of another concept, where there is some similarity or correlation between the two.
A metaphor is the understanding itself of one concept in terms of another.
This page is an extract from the LinguaLinks Library, Version 5.0 published on CD-ROM by SIL International, 2003.
www.sil.org /linguistics/GlossaryOfLinguisticTerms/WhatIsAMetaphor.htm   (106 words)

 Extreme Rules
Choose a system metaphor to keep the team on the same page by naming classes and methods consistently.
There is also a metaphor known as the naive metaphor which is based on your domain itself.
But don't choose the naive metaphor unless it is simple enough.
www.extremeprogramming.org /rules/metaphor.html   (136 words)

 Amazon.com: Metaphor: Music: Patrick O'Hearn   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Metaphor on the other hand lacks a message or a theme and in my opinion reflects POH's lack of exuberance towards life or music, ergo, the music in Metaphor is a stew of sound going nowhere.
The musical soundscape of Metaphor is 2 dimensional compared to POH's previous works that are vividly more 3 dimensional in musical and sound layering.
Metaphor has a few pieces in there that I tend to skip over, kinda uneventful slow movers that never quite develop.
www.amazon.com /Metaphor-Patrick-OHearn/dp/B000005EM4   (1986 words)

Definition: Metaphor is when you use two nouns and compare or contrast them to one another.
"I am a rainbow" is a example of metaphor because it is comparing two nouns, a person, and a rainbow, but does not use like or as.
"I am not anger" is an example of metaphor because it is contrasting two nouns.
library.thinkquest.org /J0112392/metaphor.html   (97 words)

 METAPHOR   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It might almost be said that poetry is founded on two main means of comparing things: simile and metaphor.
A metaphor establishes a relationship at once; it leaves more to the imagination.
Robert Herrick wrote "You are a tulip" he used a metaphor.
www.tnellen.com /cybereng/lit_terms/metaphor.html   (346 words)

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