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Examples Of Societal Metaphors

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Societal metaphors refer to metaphors that allow an individual to comprehend functions of the world in terms based around the society they live in. An example of a societal metaphor is a X-Game Medal. If an individual sees someone wearing a gold medal from an X-Game competition with the sport title listed on the medal, it is instinctively known that the wearer of that medal is the world’s best athlete for that said sport; regardless of whether the spotter saw the champion perform. An organic metaphor is a metaphor relating to a body part, organ, or living being in general that is used to describe a function of society. An example of an organic metaphor is being the “brains of an operation.” For example, Robert Oppenheimer was the brains behind
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