Tag Archives: Metaphor

Misusing Metaphor in the Abortion Debates

Both sides are misusing metaphor in the abortion debates. If we want a deeper vision of reality, we must turn to literature.

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The Dangerous Power of Metaphor

Standard Oil as octopus in an early 20th century cartoon       Today I want to talk about metaphor and its use in political discourse.  Metaphor, or more broadly figurative language, is at the core of what makes literature literature.  Figurative language packs a punch because it is doesn’t confine itself to the literal level.  It connotes […]

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