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Organization as Metaphor: Using Morgan’s Metaphors as a Transitional Framework

- One of the greatest challenges for a new leader is earning the respect and cooperation of his or her subordinates, and using that respect to make the organization or work team more effective. In the assigned scenario, I am a newly promoted leader assigned to replace a highly respected and recently retired organization veteran of 23 years. My work team consists of five mid-level managers with between four and twelve years of experience in their positions, and they have all worked together for four years....   [tags: Management Techniques, Business Metaphors]

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Control, Empowerment, and the Fake World: Converging Metaphors

- Control, Empowerment, and the Fake World: Converging Metaphors "Metaphors not only structure the way we think about school, they also help create the world of the school" (Cunningham, "Metaphors of Mind" handout). This quote speaks the truth. Metaphors are the tools we use both to structure thinking about our culture and to create culture at the same time. An excellent example of this dual and interconnected role of metaphor is Marshall's belief that "the dominan t metaphor in many schools is SCHOOL IS WORK" (Cunningham, "MOM" handout)....   [tags: Metaphors Education Educational Papers]

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Metaphors We Live By written by Lakoff and Johnson

- Metaphors We Live By written by Lakoff and Johnson The road goes ever on and on. Down from the door from where it began. Now far ahead the road has gone and I must follow it if I can. Pursuing it on weary feet until I joins some larger way where many paths and errands meet and whether then I cannot say. J.R.R. Tolkien I recently read the book Metaphors We Live By written by Lakoff and Johnson. I had always thought that metaphors, when used to illustrate logical, objective arguments, poetical flourishes, the icing on the cake, the supporting cast but never the star....   [tags: Metaphors Live Lackoff Johnson Essays]

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Similes, Metaphors, And Personification

- 1. “We decided that everyone likes to hear compliments that are descriptive. I am sure it is the same way when you read. It is better to read a book with vivid descriptions than just facts. When writers are trying to describe something to the reader they often use figurative language. Similes, metaphors, and personification are all types of figurative language. By using figurative languages like similes, metaphors, and personification the writer gives you, the reader, the ability to see, hear, smell, or imagine what you are reading....   [tags: Simile, Metaphor, Analogy]

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Metaphors And Metaphors Used Accurately By A Very Long Period Of Time And The Epic Of Gilgamesh

- Metaphors have been used in literature for a very long period of time, even before the era of Aristotle. A brief history of the earliest examples of metaphors dates back to The Odyssey by Homer and The Epic of Gilgamesh, in Ancient Mesopotamia, from ten thousand B.C. (Rankin). Metaphors are used in many different types of literature including poems, fiction pieces, nonfiction pieces, and plenty of others. My intention for this paper is to answer and help understand how metaphors work, their effect on the reader, why they are used by authors, and how metaphors are used correctly and effectively in writing....   [tags: Metaphor, Simile, Analogy, Literature]

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The use of Metaphors

- A metaphor is an influential feature of language. The use of metaphors is apparent in the world as it is used in contexts ranging from everyday conversations to literature to its application to scientific theories. However, achieving a standard understanding of a metaphor's theory or meaning, is difficult. This is because metaphors seems to straddle so many important boundaries: between language and thought, between understanding an individual word and understanding the relation between words, and between rational communication and mere causal association....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Solomon]

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Metaphors in Philosophy

- This paper deals with the question of whether metaphors are sufficient for the fulfillment of philosophical tasks, and, if they are, which cognitive or methodological place metaphors can have within philosophical discourse. We can distinguish three attitudes toward metaphors. First is the general rejection of metaphors in philosophy. Second is the unrestricted affirmation of metaphors as ‘absolute’ and as compensating for metaphysics. This conception will be analyzed critically and shown to be self-contradictory....   [tags: Language Metaphor Papers]

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Life with Metaphors

- Title Life with metaphors Life has metaphors that can be found in our actions, thoughts, and circumstances. Two metaphors that can be found in our lives when we experience situations can be compared to “turning over a new leaf” that has positive effects, and “digging your heels in” that has negative and positive effects from choices people make. Our beliefs help us live each day to handle decisions, goals, and responsibilities during any period of our lifetime. Our purpose in life is to use the "turning over a new leaf" and "digging our heels in" metaphors to be better people in all circumstances....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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“Mirror” and “Metaphors” by Sylvia Plath

- “Mirror” and “Metaphors” by Sylvia Plath are two poems that address how events occur in the natural course of life. These two almost address opposite ends of the life cycle with the aging process being the focus in “Mirrors” and the creation of new life being the focus in “Metaphors”. The natural course of events in life can be both a challenge and a reward. The feelings of finality and desperation are evident in both poems. “Mirror”, published in 1963, was written towards the end of Sylvia Plath’s life and reflects her concern about growing old as well as losing her youthful beauty and “Metaphors”, published in 1960, was written when Plath was pregnant and not sure if she is happy to be hav...   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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Teaching English With Baseball Metaphors

- 1. LAKHWANI, M., & ST. CLAIR, R. (2014). Communicating in English with Baseball Metaphors. Intercultural Communication Studies, 23(3), 164-171. http://web.a.ebscohost.com/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=68&sid=2cae004d-10eb-4850-bbf3-f1c79d0345d8%40sessionmgr4010&hid=4106 2. The author of Communicating in English with Baseball Metaphors has an interest in teaching English to non native speakers. His main focus is teaching English by using baseball metaphors. The author noticed, when an individual learns English as a foreign language in an country that speaks mainly English, that individual is struck with the problems of daily usage of the English language....   [tags: English language, Second language, Language]

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