Language of Metaphors, A
Metaphor resources for teachers and students. Depicts metaphor types, such as funny metaphors and sensory metaphors. Also includes metaphor exercises.
Project aiming to build a collection of metaphors and analogies that English teachers can use to explain processes and abstract ideas to their students.
Lakoff on Conceptual Metaphor
Scholarly work from linguist George Lakoff a contemporary theory of metaphor.
Visual Metaphor, Cultural Knowledge, and the New Rhetoric
Essay discussing the distinction between the verbal metaphors used by print cultures and the visual metaphors used by many oral cultures. From Learn in Beauty: Indigenous Education for a New Century.
Paper by academic linguist George Lakoff on metaphorical models of the self. From the Conceptual Self in Context Conference at Emory University in 1992.
Extended Metaphor Exercise
Describes extended metaphor and illustrates the linguistic device through example poems by Robert Francis, A.R. Ammons, and D.H. Lawrence.
Introduction to Metaphor
Overview of the linguistic device of metaphor, which compares two apparently unlike objects. Covers the common and constructions of metaphors like appositional, adjectival, compound, and possessive noun metaphors.
Examines how common spatial metaphors ("back of mind," etc) comprise a model of the self. With lesson plans combining psychology, virtues, and cognitive linguistics.