Unformatted text preview: person. Examples of this by Reddy are “Try to get your thoughts across better”, or “Try to pack more thoughts into fewer words (Reddy 166-67). From my best understanding, Reddy’s concern with metaphors is due to the fact that people take things very literally. In many instances, doing so isn’t harmful to the communication process, in some circumstances where strong metaphors are present, taking words for what they’re worth won’t allow you to grasp the meaning of what is trying to be communicated to you from someone else. Visualizing communication through a conduit means that you are solely focused on the words being presented, not the entire process of communication. That is one major problem with “looking through communication”. Doing so can lead you to not completely understanding what is being presented to you....
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2011 for the course CMCL 205 taught by Professor Terril during the Fall '11 term at Indiana.
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