Sunday, September 21, 2014
I am always on the lookout for good metaphors. Introducing students to good ones helps them develop their persuasive skills. In Ken Burns’ new PBS series on the Roosevelts, George Will offers a memorable metaphor:
The presidency is like a soft leather glove, and it takes the shape of
the hand that’s put into it,” he says. “And when a very big hand is put
into it and stretches the glove — stretches the office — the glove
never quite shrinks back to what it was. So we are all living today
with an office enlarged permanently by Franklin Roosevelt.