More than a metaphor

More than a metaphor - Yacoub 1 More Than a Metaphor Upon...

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Yacoub 1 More Than a Metaphor Upon first glance, metaphors seem to be a common literary device used in language. However with further analysis, metaphors carry further implications within our culture. Metaphors We Live By , by George Lakoff and Mark Johnson, delves deep into an analysis of a metaphors place in our society. The arguments are presented clearly to the reader, and all unite under a central theme emphasizing the power that metaphors hold. The implications and the claims raised by this book caused me to redefine the definition of a metaphor and stressed that metaphors are not merely literary devices, but rather tools used in all realms of thought. In relation to the course, a substantial part of anthropology is language; however, the key is that often times, language can be misleading. Proven by numerous examples in this book, I have used metaphors without even realizing it. Towards the end of the reading I found myself in a metaphorical predicament, slowly coming to an understanding of the powerfulness of a metaphor in my life
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