Exercise: Metaphor and Meaning

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Exercise: Metaphor and Meaning

Capturing meaning through metaphor
What qualities do you think are being described in the following sentences?

  1. He had a mountain of troubles
  2. Her words were pearls of wisdom
  3. He felt a wave of emotions
  4. Her bark was worse than her bite
  5. He had a sharp mind

The difference a metaphor makes
Which image do you think is better? Why?

  1. To see a person as a tree or to see them as a rock?
  2. To think of your life as a journey or to think of it as a story?
  3. To think of the test you have tomorrow as a hurdle or to think of it as a game?