Caged Bird

The Metaphor of the caged bird in Trifles

Back in history, women in America, just as their colleagues around the world, were commonly seen as inferior beings. Their children, together with everything they owned, were under the property of their men. Many social and legal barriers made it impossible for them to seek divorce. In essence, American women were treated in the same […]

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Summary of a Theory for Metaphor by Aloysius Martinich

According to A. P. Martinich, an essential feature of a theory of metaphor is to place it within a general theory of language. This is for the reason that metaphor is derivative from some aspect of language use. To discuss his theory, he puts metaphor within H. P. Grice’s theory of conversation. Following Grice, he […]

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Metaphors We Live By

As Lakoff and Johnson suggest in their article Metaphors We Live By, “Metaphors not only make our thoughts more vivid and interesting, but they actually structure our perceptions and understanding”. What I find most interesting throughout the duration of this article is that Metaphors We Live By gives us a source of examples that demonstrate […]

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Dulce Et Decorum Est Poetry Essay

Describe at least one memorable use of language in the text(s) Explain how this use of language helped you understand one or more key ideas in the text(s). In the poem ‘Dulce et Decorum est’ and ‘The Send-Off’ by Wilfred Owen, he uses a variety of language techniques including metaphor, personification and emotive expressive language to […]

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