Example Of Metaphors

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In Lakeoff and Johnson’s book Metaphors We Live By, they claim that, “if we are right in suggesting that our conceptual system is largely metaphorical, then the way we think, what we experience, and what we do every day is very much a matter of metaphor” (3). They mean that much of what we do in everyday life we compare using metaphors, and sometimes it is done without us even noticing. It is so true. When doing a free write to talk about a reading experience, metaphors were being used without the writer trying to use them. We subconsciously put them in our papers to try and describe things better. Metaphors play a huge part in our lives, and we use them without realizing it when we try to explain something to someone. I am sure there are even metaphors in this paper I have used without trying to. We were assigned to come up with two metaphors, one for academic reading and one for nonacademic reading, and then explain how they are linked. Academic and nonacademic reading is different when it comes to how people perceive them. Academic reading is usually highly recommended reading assigned to someone by someone higher up. Academic reading can be seen as hard, boring, or even stressful. Metaphors for academic reading are probably ranged more in the negative area because of the uninteresting topics, and the complex text. Nonacademic reading, like Facebook, Twitter and actual books, are where people find entertainment and what they enjoy. The metaphors for nonacademic reading

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