Getting at Metaphor
This activity can be carried out at any point during an academic year and works well as a brainstorming or pre-writing activity. It encourages students to engage in different ways of seeing and experiencing things through metaphors.
Helping students understand the layers of language, and how careful reading might invite looking up words in dictionaries, to understand their double-meaning, and how that meaning can be applied, in an assignment. Additionally, when students are about to embark on a descriptive or observatory project or task, digging deeper into the ways that we process that information, both sensory processing and language processing, could be very useful.
A brief introduction to metaphors and how they work.
From 20-40 minutes with time to share.
You can ask students to focus on anything in the final writing prompt.
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