On the ability to metaphorize: Talking trees and singing tigers in the English classroom

Joy Alexander

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    Abstract

    This article reviews and discusses how metaphor as a trope has been regarded as an essential element in rhetorical approaches to reading and to writing. In addition it considers the extent to which, while metaphor-making is a fundamental cognitive capacity, a metaphorizing habit of mind may be especially pertinent to some aspects of aesthetic activity in English and it has salience also in a multimodal environment. There is exploration of how contemporary practice in the English classroom could accommodate and consolidate the ability to metaphorize.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)265-275
    Number of pages11
    JournalChanging English
    Volume18
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Education
    • Cultural Studies

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