Enhanced K+12 Basic Education Program as the Trending Issue in the Philippine Education

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A metaphor, as defined in our glossary, is a figure of speech in which an implied comparison is made between two unlike things that actually have something important in common. The word metaphoritself is a metaphor, coming from a Greek word meaning to "transfer" or "carry across." Metaphors "carry" meaning from one word, image, or idea to another. When Dr. Gregory House (in the TV series House, M.D.) says, "I'm a night owl, Wilson's an early bird. We're different species," he's speaking metaphorically. When Dr. Cuddy replies, "Then move him into his own cage," she's extendingHouse's bird metaphor--which he caps off with the remark, "Who'll clean the droppings from mine?" Calling a person a "night owl" or an "early bird" is an example of…show more content…
Adjective: metaphorical. A metaphor expresses the unfamiliar (the tenor) in terms of the familiar (the vehicle). When Neil Young sings, "Love is a rose," "rose" is the vehicle for "love," the tenor. (In cognitive linguistics, the terms target and sourceare roughly equivalent to tenor and vehicle.) * But my heart is a lonely hunter that hunts on a lonely hill." (William Sharp, "The Lonely Hunter") * "I can mingle with the stars, and throw a party on Mars; I am a prisoner locked up behind Xanax bars." (Lil Wayne, "I Feel Like Dying") * "Humor is the shock absorber of life; it helps us take the blows." (Peggy Noonan, What I Saw at the Revolution, 1990) * Metonym A figure of speech in which one word or phrase is substituted for another with which it is closely associated (such as "crown" for "royalty"). Metonymy is also the rhetorical strategy of describing something indirectly by referring to things around it, as in describing someone's clothing to characterize the individual. Adjective: * see my body is borrowed i got it on loan for the time in between my mom and some maggots" (Ani DiFranco, "My IQ." Ani DiFranco: Verses. Seven Stories Press, 2007) * "He used the events to show the Silicon Valley crowd that he was just like them--and that he understood their financial needs better than the suits on Wall

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