Standard Oil as octopus in an early 20th century cartoon Today I want to talk about metaphor and its use in political discourse. Metaphor, or more broadly figurative language, is at the core of what makes literature literature. Figurative language packs a punch because it is doesn’t confine itself to the literal level. It connotes [...]
- Literature is as vital to our lives as food and shelter. Stories and poems help us work through the challenges we face, from everyday irritations to loneliness, heartache, and death. Literature is meant to mix it up with life. This website explores how it does so.
Please feel free to e-mail me [rrbates (at) smcm (dot) edu]. I would be honored to hear your thoughts and questions about literature.
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