Metaphor in the News

How To Give A Winning Speech Like Obama And Clinton - ThinkProgress

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 23:24

ThinkProgress

How To Give A Winning Speech Like Obama And Clinton
ThinkProgress
Everyone can become a more memorable and effective speaker because there is really just one big secret to being a memorable speaker — knowing how and when to use the figures of speech, especially metaphor, antithesis, and the various types of ...

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An ode to the yellow dog and the golden age of metaphor - Toledo Blade

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 07:09

An ode to the yellow dog and the golden age of metaphor
Toledo Blade
There was a time, not quite within the memory of Americans now alive, when the principal argument between the major parties was over the tariff. Democrats wanted a low one, Republicans a high one. There were differences between the parties, but chiefly ...
The yellow dog is dead: There's way more than a dime's worth of difference ...Pittsburgh Post Gazette

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Why This Cute Animated .Gif Is Totally Wrong About Economics - Business Insider

Sat, 09/08/2012 - 21:28

Why This Cute Animated .Gif Is Totally Wrong About Economics
Business Insider
On Friday, after that bad jobs report came out, economists across Wall Street ratcheted up their odds of the Fed engaging in Quantitative Easing at its September meeting this coming week. We reported at the time that an analyst immediately blasted out ...

My Week: When your muse is a big black dog (which may be a metaphor for guilt) - National Post

Sat, 09/08/2012 - 16:00

My Week: When your muse is a big black dog (which may be a metaphor for guilt)
National Post
My Week: When your muse is a big black dog (which may be a metaphor for guilt). Jonathan Goldstein | Sep 8, 2012 9:00 AM ET | Last Updated: Sep 7, 2012 5:49 PM ET More from Jonathan Goldstein. Brent Foster/National Post files. Twitter · Google+ ...

Understanding the Obama camp's 'hair of the dog' expression - TheBlaze.com (blog)

Sat, 09/08/2012 - 04:29

The Guardian

Understanding the Obama camp's 'hair of the dog' expression
TheBlaze.com (blog)
To rebut Mitt Romney's comparison of today's jobs report to a “hangover” for Democrats, the Obama campaign is using another drunken expression: “The hair of the dog.” “If last night was the party, this morning is the hangover,” Romney said in a statement.
How to Give a Winning Speech Like Obama and ClintonHuffington Post
Mitt's ad blitz: "carpet-bombing campaign of silliness"Democratic Underground
Obama team defends speechNews24
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The Zombie Apocalypse Metaphor Refuses to Die - The Atlantic Wire (blog)

Sat, 09/08/2012 - 00:18

The Atlantic Wire (blog)

The Zombie Apocalypse Metaphor Refuses to Die
The Atlantic Wire (blog)
As businesses, government agencies, and institutions race to apply the zombie apocalypse metaphor to whatever their specialty is, the metaphor is becoming a zombie in its own right, devoid of the spark of uniqueness, metaphorically eating brains. Still ...

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Reservoir as Metaphor for Revelation - The Jewish Press

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 08:54

Reservoir as Metaphor for Revelation
The Jewish Press
Israeli archaeologist Eli Shukron is seen going down a ladder at the excavation site of a water reservoir dating back to the First Temple period, which has been discovered in Jerusalem. The water system was discovered during an excavation of a Second ...

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A city as metaphor for Russian ambition - Globe and Mail

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 05:09

Globe and Mail

A city as metaphor for Russian ambition
Globe and Mail
Vladimir Putin, Russia's stuntman President, donned a white helmet and coveralls Thursday and took to the Siberian skies in a motorized, white hang glider. It was a ruse designed to fool a flock of rare cranes into following him on a practice flight ...
Putin on the birds: 'Only the weak ones didn't follow' meChristian Science Monitor

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Kathleen Parker: The empty chair as metaphor - Indianapolis Star

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 00:45

ABC News

Kathleen Parker: The empty chair as metaphor
Indianapolis Star
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Much ponderous, chin-stroking analysis has followed the Republican National Convention's un-highlight -- the 10-minute monologue by the erstwhile Dirty Harry/Blondie/Rowdy Yates when Clint Eastwood conversed with an empty chair.
Politics of Clint Eastwood's empty chairCNN
Our day was made in 2008, and Eastwood mocked itBoston Globe
Clint Eastwood's empty chair gimmick shows secret geniusThe Daily Campus

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Obama attacks Romney with extended football metaphor - CBS News

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 00:19

CBS News

Obama attacks Romney with extended football metaphor
CBS News
(CBS News) TOLEDO, Ohio -- In what may be the longest football metaphor ever spoken by a presidential candidate in American politics, President Obama on Monday portrayed Mitt Romney as a "losing coach" whose game plan should be "punted away." ...

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