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January 24, 2016
Filed under What's In A Name?

Hello readers. It's been a while. I was abroad last semester in Argentina. Needless to say, I'm excited to get back to blogging. At some point I'm hoping to write about the linguistic points of interest from my time in Argentina.   This morning, I was listening to an episode of "A Way With Words,"...

I Still Love H.E.R.: Common and Extended Metaphor

Matt Raymond
March 8, 2013
Filed under A&E Blogs

Why do we use metaphor? Are we just decorating our prose, as though we're peacocks flashing our linguistic feathers?  Are we intending to dramatize it, to make it visceral, to invoke an emotional response?  Or are we mapping experience, participating in our own game of synesthesia in order to elucidate...

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