"An idea is a feat of association, and the height of it is a good metaphor." --Robert Frost

"It is metaphor above all else that gives clearness, charm and distinction to the style." --Aristotle

Throughout history, great minds have demonstrated a special ability to ingeniously and creatively find a relationship between things that initially seem quite alien to each other. This talent was recognized as early as 2500 years ago by Aristotle. Metaphors may be the most versatile tool in the toobox of a person who is trying to express a powerful idea.
In this book, linguistic specialist Grothe discusses the use of metaphor in a wide variety of life settings. He presents metaphors in life altering situations; about the human condition; in wit and humor; insults and criticism; relationships; love; marriage; sex; stages and ages of life; stage and screen; politics; sports; and the literary life. Drawing heavily from literature of all types and styles, and from the classic Greeks to the present day, this tour of the land of the metaphor is sure to inform and delight all readers.

ISBN: 9780061358135
Author: Grothe, Mardy Dr.
Format: Hardback
Pages: 336