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Figures of thought for college writers

Author: Dona J Hickey
Publisher: Mountain View, Calif. : Mayfield, ©1999.
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Based on the idea that metaphor is basic to our cognitive processes and is a reliable way of structuring and understanding concepts, this book aims, first, to encourage language awareness, and  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Problems and exercises
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dona J Hickey
ISBN: 1559346523 9781559346528
OCLC Number: 40061369
Description: xix, 659 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface 1. WHAT IS A FIGURE OF THOUGHT? Introduction to Metaphor / What Is Metaphor? / Metaphor Awareness Is Language Awareness / Metaphor and College Reading and Writing / Familiar Categories of Metaphor / How Metaphor Structures Ordinary Thought and Language / What Does Seeing and Understanding Metaphor Have to Do with Reading and Writing? / It's a Story: Metaphor in Academic Discourse / How to Read for Metaphor: The Principles Modeled / Marjorie Rosen's "New Face, New Body, New Self" / A Practice Reading: Applying the Principles Yourself / Robert J. Sternberg, Love Is a Story / 2. A WRITING LIFE James D. Houston, A Writer's Sense of Place / Natalie Goldberg, Composting / David Huddle, The Writing Habit / Peter Elbow, How to Get Power through Voice / Bonnie Friedman, Anorexia of Language: Why We Can't Write / Annie Lamott, Shitty First Drafts / Natalie Rachel Singer, Nonfiction in First Person, Without Apology / Alan Cheuse, Writing It Down For James: Some Thoughts on Reading Towards the Millennium / Permeable Boundaries: Writing Where the Readings Meet / 3. NAMING AND CLAIMING / Kip Thorne, Black Hole Birth John Boslaugh, Black Hole Encounter / Chet Raymo, The Ink of Night / Richard Conniff, What's in a Name? Sometimes More Than Meets the Eye / Reg Saner, Naming Nature / Louise Erdrich, Birth / Itabari Njeri, What's in a Name? / Ursula Le Guin, The Rule of Names / Khuankaew Anantachart, Pee Tong Lueng--Victims of the Name [student essay] / Permeable Boundaries: Writing Where the Readings Meet / 4. ILLNESS AND HEALTH Sharon Begley et al., Commandos of Viral Combat / Richard Preston, Back in the Hot Zone / Paul Farmer and Arthur Keinman, AIDS as Human Suffering / Susan Sontag, AIDS and Its Metaphors / Marjorie Gross, Cancer Becomes Me / Marsha Norman, Say Amen to Somebody / Kat Duff, Towards an Ecology of Illness / Kay Redfield Jamison, Speaking of Madness and A Life in Moods / Susanna Kayson, Mind vs. Brain / Cindy Feltner, Illness as a Result of Destruction [student essay] / Permeable Boundaries: Writing Where the Readings Meet / 5. MIND AND BODY Nicholson Baker, Changes of Mind / C. S. Lewis, Bluspels and Flalansferes: A Semantic Nightmare / Alan Lightman, Prologue and 24 April 1905 / John Updike, The Female Body / Margaret Atwood, The Female Body / Jill Dubisch, You are What You Eat / Carol Kloss, Fat / Joseph Epstein, A Fat Man Struggles to Get Out / Barbara Ehrenreich, The Naked Truth about Fitness / Marjorie Rosen, New Face, New Body, New Self / Aisling Kerins, A Metaphor's Ability to Open the Door to Lacrosse [student essay] / Permeable Boundaries: Writing Where the Readings Meet / 6. MINDS AND MACHINES Chet Raymo, The Revenge of Yokyoks / James Bailey et al., Our Machines, Ourselves / Donald Norman, Turn Signals Are the Facial Expressions of Automobiles / Ellen Ullman, Getting Close to the Machine / John Lawler, Metaphors We Compute By / Ted Wade, A Perplexatron Asks an AllKnowaBot / Esther Dyson, If You Don't Love It, Leave It / Carolyn Guyer, Along the Estuary / Nestor Sironi, Correspondence with Author and Worlds [student essay] / Permeable Boundaries: Writing Where the Readings Meet / 7. WAR AND MORE WAR Paul Fussell, The Real War 1939-45 / Hatsuho Naito, My Body Will Collapse Like a Falling Cherry Blossom / Edward Park, I Moved Far Away from Soaring Ideals--I Became a Warrior / Tobias Wolff, Close Calls / Robert Olen Butler, Crickets / George Bush, The Liberation of Kuwait Has Begun / Saddam Hussein, The Mother of All Battles / Carol Cohn, Wars, Wimps, and Women / Bella English, When Words Go to War / Barbara Ehrenreich, Three Cases of War Worship / Larina Orlando, Malicious Metaphor [student essay] / Kimberly Turner, The Power of the Rhetoric of War in Butler's "Crickets" [student essay] / Permeable Boundaries: Writing Where the Readings Meet / 8. GAMES AND NOT GAMES James Wright, Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio / Bradd Shore, Loading the Bases / Margaret Visser, Crossword Puzzles / John McPhee, The Search for Marvin Gardens / Bright Pegeen Kelly, Song / Joy Williams, The Killing Game / Milan Kundera, The Hitchhiking Game / Kiri Salak, Boneyard Stretch / Yukiko Oka, Baseball--A Mirror of Japanese Culture [student essay] / Permeable Boundaries: Writing Where the Readings Meet / Author and Title Index
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