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I Never Metaphor I Didn T Like

Author : Dr. Mardy Grothe
ISBN : 0061982938
Genre : Reference
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The murals in restaurants are on a par with the food in museums. America is an enormous frosted cupcake in the middle of millions of starving people. Critics are like pigs at the pastry cart. Describing something by relating it to another thing is the essence of metaphorical thought. It is one of the oldest activities of humankind—and one of the most impressive when done skillfully. Throughout history, many masters of metaphor have crafted observations that are so spectacular they have taken up a permanent residence in our minds. In I Never Metaphor I Didn't Like, quotation maven Dr. Mardy Grothe fixes his attention on the three superstars of figurative language—analogies, metaphors, and similes. The result is an extraordinary compilation of nearly 2,000 feats of association that will entertain, educate, and occasionally inspire quotation lovers everywhere. In this intellectual smorgasbord, the author of Oxymoronica and Viva la Repartee explains figurative language in a refreshingly down-to-earth way before taking readers on a tour of history's greatest word pictures. In chapters on wit, love, sex, stage and screen, insults, politics, sports, and more, you will find quotations from Aristotle and Maya Angelou to George Washington and Oprah Winfrey.
Category: Reference

Similes Puns And Counterfactuals In Literary Narrative

Author : Jennifer Riddle Harding
ISBN : 9781317401933
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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In this study, Jennifer Riddle Harding presents a cognitive analysis of three figures of speech that have readily identifiable forms: similes, puns, and counterfactuals. Harding argues that when deployed in literary narrative, these forms have narrative functions—such as the depiction of conscious experiences, allegorical meanings, and alternative plots—uniquely developed by these more visible figures of speech. Metaphors, by contrast, are often "invisible" in the formal structure of a text. With a solid cognitive grounding, Harding’s approach emphasizes the relationship between figurative forms and narrative effects. Harding demonstrates the literary functions of previously neglected figures of speech, and the potential for a unified approach to a topic that crosses cognitive disciplines. Her work has implications for the rhetorical approach to figures of speech, for cognitive disciplines, and for the studies of literature, rhetoric, and narrative.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Fractured English

Author : Richard Lederer
ISBN : 9780671000363
Genre : Humor
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Presents a collection of humorous language errors from newspaper headlines, politician's remarks, court transcripts, insurance forms, signs, and classified ads
Category: Humor

Adoption In Galatians And Romans

Author : Erin M. Heim
ISBN : 9789004339873
Genre : Religion
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In a new study on the Pauline adoption metaphors, Erin Heim applies a wide array of contemporary theories of metaphor in a fresh exegesis of the four instances of adoption (huiothesia) metaphors in Galatians and Romans.
Category: Religion

Sin A Guide For The Perplexed

Author : Derek R. Nelson
ISBN : 9780567325518
Genre : Religion
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Christianity concerns itself with salvation. But salvation implies something from which one must be saved, as reconciliation implies an estrangement and redemption a loss. The classical theological symbol naming the problem to which salvation is the solution is sin. Interpreting the meaning of sin, however, has become difficult for two reasons: sin has become a taboo subject in popular discourse, and has acquired an extremely broad meaning in recent theology. Sin: A Guide for the Perplexed is intended as a mid-level, comprehensive introduction to the notion of sin and its significance for Christian theology. Nelson situates and interprets biblical material on sin, and then offers a lucid history of the doctrine. He elucidates Augustine's conception of original sin and defends it against its many caricatures. Special attention is paid to sin as an ordinary, yet highly interruptive, phenomenon in the lives of individuals. This is supplemented by a careful look at the non-individualistic dimensions of sin, and an appreciation of how sin relates to other key theological commitments.
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Metaphors Analogies

Author : Rick Wormeli
ISBN : 9781571107589
Genre : Education
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Metaphors show students how to make connections between the concrete and the abstract, prior knowledge and unfamiliar concepts, and language and image. But teachers must learn how to use metaphors and analogies strategically and for specific purposes, helping students discover and deconstruct effective comparisons. Metaphors & Analogies is filled with provocative illustrations of metaphors in action and practical tips.
Category: Education

Don T Walk By Something Wrong

Author : Phil Rosenberg
ISBN : 9780595335084
Genre : Business & Economics
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We live in an era when no one can succeed in business or government service without having Human Resource skills. Don't Walk By Something Wrong! is a "how to" manual for learning these skills and applying them-in your family, at work, and in the community! Phil Rosenberg's three decades of wisdom, humor and experience at understanding human behavior comes through in every chapter! How do you manage whining at work and at home? What is the philosophy of Don't Walk By Something Wrong!? Understand how our own arrogance and inertia hurt our personal and career success! Witness the power of appreciation and celebration in inter-personal relations. Wrestling with critical workplace incidents such as harassment, workplace bullying, and unlawful discrimination? Read the "treatment" recommendations of the HR Doctor to prevent trouble and reduce the harm! The "recipes" in this book show you how to create a lasting legacy by your work, your joy and your caring! Reading this collection of the "Best of The HR Doctor" is high enjoyment and high value in shaping a happy and productive career. "Walking by" this book without reading it is a big mistake!
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Bebop To The Boolean Boogie

Author : Clive Maxfield
ISBN : 0080949509
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This entertaining and readable book provides a solid, comprehensive introduction to contemporary electronics. It's not a "how-to-do" electronics book, but rather an in-depth explanation of how today's integrated circuits work, how they are designed and manufactured, and how they are put together into powerful and sophisticated electronic systems. In addition to the technical details, it's packed with practical information of interest and use to engineers and support personnel in the electronics industry. It even tells how to pronounce the alphabet soup of acronyms that runs rampant in the industry. Written in conversational, fun style that has generated a strong following for the author and sales of over 14,000 copies for the first two editions The Third Edition is even bigger and better, with lots of new material, illustrations, and an expanded glossary Ideal for training incoming engineers and technicians, and for people in marketing or other related fields or anyone else who needs to familiarize themselves with electronics terms and technology
Category: Technology & Engineering

55 Graves

Author : Robert P. Maroney
ISBN : 9781469198606
Genre : Fiction
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A family has been brutally murdered leaving only their young daughter alive. Two days later another family is also slain, leaving their teenaged son unharmed. While most investigators agree the attacks are random, Detective Nicholas Pearce feels they are connected and deliberately planned. As he searches for the truth, he discovers a sinister and vicious group of killers who will destroy anyone that threatens to expose them.
Category: Fiction

Winter Turns To Spring

Author : Catherine Palmer
ISBN : 1414329679
Genre : Fiction
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Newlyweds Brad and Ashley Hanes face their first season of winter. Opposite work schedules, differing views on finances and when to start a family, and Brad's selfish habits are forcing the young couple apart. It will take a whole lot of help for Ashley and Brad to pull their marriage into a hopeful spring.
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