Thursday, January 29, 2009

Metaphor databases

This article in the January 23, 2009 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education discusses two online databases that compile and index thousands of metaphors.  As you may know, metaphors are one of the most effective rhetorical devices for explaining ideas to an audience - whether it be law students or a court - because metaphors build a bridge between the difficult concepts one is trying to explain and concepts the audience already understands.

The databases referenced in the article can be found here and here.

I am the scholarship dude.

(jbl).

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/2009/01/metaphor-databa.html

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