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Metaphors By Type

Author : Books Llc
ISBN : 1156684056
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 56. Chapters: Political metaphors, Witch-hunt, Puppet state, Conceptual metaphor, Domino theory, Bandwagon effect, Extended metaphor, Iron Curtain, Astroturfing, Carpetbagger, Conduit metaphor, Cordon sanitaire, Love bombing, Desktop metaphor, Saber noise, Blank cheque, Interface metaphor, List of nautical metaphors, Unholy Alliance, Time bomb, Grassroots, List of political metaphors, Metaphorical extension, Therapeutic metaphor, Nixon goes to China, Dead metaphor, Bamboo Curtain, Third rail, Character assassination, Paper tiger, Razor gang, Transfer, Salad bowl, Trigger law, Primary metaphor, Toy parliament, Numeric metaphor, Moscow loan, Riding coattails. Excerpt: The concept of the Iron Curtain symbolized the ideological fighting and physical boundary dividing Europe into two separate areas from the end of World War II in 1945 until the end of the Cold War in 1989. On either side of the Iron Curtain, states developed their own international economic and military alliances: Physically, the Iron Curtain took the shape of border defenses between the countries of Western and Eastern Europe, most notably the Berlin Wall, which served as a longtime symbol of the Curtain as a whole. The events that demolished the Iron Curtain started in Poland, and continued in Hungary, East Germany, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia and Romania. Romania was the only Eastern bloc country to violently overthrow its communist regime. Throughout the Cold War the term "curtain" would become a common euphemism for boundaries - physical or ideological - between communist and capitalist states. Swedish book "Behind Russia's iron curtain" from 1923There are various earlier usages of the term "iron curtain" (Russian: German: Czech: Hungarian: Italian: , Serbian: ) pre-dating Churchill. The usage of the term goes back to the Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Sota 38b...


Author : Lauren Slater
ISBN : 9780307830166
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"The beauty of Lauren Slater's prose is shocking," said Newsday about Welcome to My Country, and now, in this powerful and provocative new book, Slater brilliantly explores a mind, a body, and a life under siege. Diag-nosed as a child with a strange illness, brought up in a family given to fantasy and ambition, Lauren Slater developed seizures, auras, neurological disturbances--and an ability to lie. In Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir, Slater blends a coming-of-age story with an electrifying exploration of the nature of truth, and of whether it is ever possible to tell--or to know--the facts about a self, a human being, a life. Lying chronicles the doctors, the tests, the seizures, the family embarrassments, even as it explores a sensitive child's illness as both metaphor and a means of attention-getting--a human being's susceptibility to malady, and to storytelling as an act of healing and as part of the quest for love. This mesmerizing memoir openly questions the reliability of memoir itself, the trickiness of the mind in perceiving reality, the slippery nature of illness and diagnosis--the shifting perceptions and images of who we are and what, for God's sake, is the matter with us. In Lying, Lauren Slater forces us to redraw the boundary between what we know as fact and what we believe we create as fiction. Here a young woman discovers not only what plagues her but also what heals her--the birth of sensuality, her creativity as an artist--in a book that reaffirms how a fine writer can reveal what is common to us all in the course of telling her own unique story. About Welcome to My Country, the San Francisco Chronicle said, "Every page brims with beautifully rendered images of thoughts, feelings, emotional states." The same can be said about Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir.
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Metaphors Be With You

Author : Dr. Mardy Grothe
ISBN : 9780062445353
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Respected quotation anthologist and author of Oxymoronica and Viva la Repartee Dr. Mardy Grothe is at his best in Metaphors Be with You, an A to Z dictionary of 2,750 of history’s greatest metaphorical quotations, meticulously curated for writers, readers, and quotation lovers everywhere. In Metaphors Be with You, Dr. Mardy Grothe has created the definitive reference on English’s finest metaphors, sourced from literature, politics, philosophy, Hollywood, religion, sports, comedy, history, religion, pop culture, and more. Arranged into two sections—"The Ten Best Things Ever Said" and "The Single Best Thing Ever Said"—Metaphors Be with You includes quotations on five hundred human interest topics and an introduction to the nature, importance, and sheer joy of metaphorical language. Essential for writers, readers, and language aficionados, this breathtaking, beautifully designed sourcebook also contains elegantly integrated digital access to Dr. Mardy’s Dictionary of Metaphorical Quotations, the world’s largest online database of quotations containing metaphors, similes, and analogies. This one-of-a-kind synergy between print and technology offers a comprehensive look at the diversity of words and phrases we use to relate to, understand, and describe our world by providing access to detailed source information, innumerable "Error Alerts," and fascinating quotation backstories that will engage readers as they delve into metaphorical language and discover their own favorites. Whether you’re crafting a speech, writing a novel, or simply searching for new ways to express yourself, this remarkable compendium is sure to inspire you with the perfect metaphor every time.
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Metaphor And Entertainment

Author : C. Han
ISBN : 9781137298041
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Metaphor and Entertainment presents the very first, large-scale exploration of metaphor in Chinese online entertainment news, one of the most vibrant and controversial news genres in contemporary China.
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Author : Books, LLC
ISBN : 1156531497
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 63. Chapters: Metaphor, Tragedy of the commons, The Myth of Sisyphus, Ignoratio elenchi, K an, Musical chairs, Yin and yang, Bootstrapping, Gordian Knot, Coming out, Mindstream, Late bloomer, Survival of the fittest, Betamax, Five wisdoms, Closeted, Greek to me, Hungry ghost, Salt and Light, Redpill, Gates of horn and ivory, Indra's net, Cherry picking, Bad apples excuse, Tunnel vision, Black-and-white dualism, Roof of the World, B ja, Jungle, Apollo archetype, Teaching grandmother to suck eggs, Pear-shaped, China Syndrome, Iron, Enchanted loom, Ship of state, Unmarked grave, New Testament military metaphors, Salad days, Technical debt, Post turtle, Green shoots, Cabin fever, Nutshell, Battle of egos, Invincible ignorance fallacy, Turkeys voting for Christmas, Neurathian bootstrap, Hue and cry, Aesopian language, Touchstone, McNamara fallacy, The price of milk, Fatted calf, Representation, Drunkard's search, Panopticon gaze, Gold in the mine, City on a Hill. Excerpt: Mindstream in Buddhist philosophy is the moment-to-moment "continuum" (Sanskrit: sa t na) of awareness. There are a number of terms in the Buddhist literature that may well be rendered "mindstream." For these, see below. The mindstream doctrine, like most Buddhist doctrines, is not homogeneous and shows historical development, different applications according to context and varied definitions employed by different Buddhist traditions. Most Buddhist schools are committed doctrinally to an tman (Pali: anatt ), "non-self," the teaching that none of the things perceived by the senses constitute a "self." As Thanissaro Bhikkhu explains, ..".the Buddha was asked point-blank whether or not there was a self, he refused to answer. When later asked why, he said that to hold either that there is a self or that there is no self is to fall into extreme forms of wrong view that ma...

Metaphors By Reference

Author : Source Wikipedia
ISBN : 1158040938
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 102. Chapters: Metaphors referring to animals, Metaphors referring to body parts, Metaphors referring to objects, Metaphors referring to people, Metaphors referring to places, Metaphors referring to sport, Metaphors referring to war and violence, Rosetta Stone, You have two cows, Metaphor of the sun, Slippery slope, Chinese fire drill, Domino effect, Butterfly effect, Point of no return, Holy Grail, Chain reaction, White elephant, Crossroads, Chicken or the egg, Ground zero, Shareholder rights plan, Snake oil, Procrustes, Grey area, Snowball effect, Melting pot, Own goal, Mama grizzly, Doing a Leeds, Turtles all the way down, Blind men and an elephant, Boiling frog, Cassandra, Standing on the shoulders of giants, Belling the cat, Fog of war, Heart, Catch-22, Brass ring, Jumping the shark, Baseball metaphors for sex, Elephant in the room, False start, Podunk, Cultural mosaic, Broken heart, Pole position, Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel?, Soapbox, Saber noise, Shooting the messenger, Wimbledon Effect, Albatross, Big red button, Copernican Revolution, New Testament athletic metaphors, Camel's nose, List of wars on concepts, Pyrrhic victory, Face-off, Hobson's choice, Judgment of Solomon, No-win situation, Law of the instrument, Elephant's graveyard, Inverted pyramid, Silver bullet, Sticky wicket, Duck test, Flogging a dead horse, The Sheep and the Goats, Media scrum, Seeing pink elephants, Smoking gun, Texas sharpshooter fallacy, Mother lode, Spherical cow, Dead cat bounce, New Testament military metaphors, Fork in the road, 800 lb gorilla, War chest, Political football, Win-win game, Cold feet, Zanata Stone, Reverse ferret, Ostrich effect, Carnoustie effect, Superficial, War as metaphor, Monkey see, monkey do, Dry powder, Crossing the Rubicon, Plateau effect, Don't judge a book by its cover. Excerpt: The Rosetta Stone is an anc...

Metaphors Of The Web 2 0

Author : Alexander Tokar
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This study is an attempt to semantically decompose the most popular metaphorical expressions associated with two particular Web 2.0 practices: social networks and folksonomies. What is a "friend" on a social networking Web site like MySpace and StudiVZ? Is it polite to "poke "strangers on Facebook and "give "them" fives" on hi5? How can we "subscribe" to RSS feeds, if we don't pay subscription fees? Do we really "broadcast" ourselves on our YouTube "channels"? These and other similar questions are dealt with from the perspective of the referential and the conceptual approaches to meaning, i.e., what these words stand for (referential/extensional approach) and which concepts they signify (conceptual/intensional approach). Thus, from the referential point of view, a "friend" on MySpace is only a hyperlink directing to a profile page of another MySpace user. But from the intensional point of view, a "friend" is a subscriber to the content generated by the profile owner.


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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 48. Chapters: Grammar, Literary technique, Metaphor, First-person narrative, Classical unities, Onomatopoeia, Stream of consciousness, Continuity, Narrator, Monologue, Dialogue, Setting tone, Narrative mode, Unreliable narrator, List of style guides, Second-person narrative, Fiction-writing mode, Writing style, Exposition, Prologue, Purple prose, Fiction writing, Show, don't tell, Literary fiction, Imagery, Epilogue, Summary, Action, Transition, Third-person omniscient narrative, Diction, Writer's voice, Hypocatastasis, National Grammar Day, Balanced sentence, Third-person limited narrative.

Imagining Argentina

Author : Lawrence Thornton
ISBN : 9780553345797
Genre : Fiction
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When his wife suddenly vanishes, Carlos Rueda, director of the Children's Theatre in Buenos Aires, discovers that his magical visions of the fate of the innocent people disappearing in Argentina are true, in an award-winning novel set against the turbulent backdrop of 1970s Argentina. Reissue. (A Universal Pictures & Arenas Entertainment film, directed by Christopher Hampton, starring Antonio Banderas, Emma Thompson, Ruben Blades, & Claire Bloom) (General Fiction)
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Seven Movements One Song

Author : Carolyn North
ISBN : 9780595398973
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Chakra system is explored metaphorically in seven stories from the life of a woman of our time. The stories are but seven movements of a single song-a single life-and like everyone's stories, they resonate to the ultimate sound of the cosmos. They are stories of survival, love, struggle, bonding, communication, wisdom, and spirit, and the stories touch the heart.
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