Examples Of Societal Metaphors

Decent Essays
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
Get Access