Analogy Essay Topics

Metaphor and Translation

Abstract Metaphor has been widely discussed within the discipline of Translation Studies, predominantly with respect to translatability and transfer methods. It has been argued that metaphors can become a translation problem, since transferring them from one language and culture to another one may be hampered by linguistic and cultural differences. A number of translation procedures… View Article

Translation of Metaphor

Metaphor can be defined as an indirect comparison between two or more apparently unrelated things or subjects. The point of similarity ‘may be physical but often it is chosen for its connotations’ (Newmark, 1988, p. 85). Newmark (1988) discusses a number of functions of metaphor: to define something more closely; a decoration to show resemblances;… View Article

Gender in Translation

Abstract Metaphors are taken to be the most fundamental form of figurative language, carrying the assumption that terms literally connected with one object can be transferred to another object. A writer/speaker uses metaphor more often than not with the intentions of introducing a new object/concept, offering a more precise meaning, or simply presenting a more… View Article

Robert Gray Diptych

Through Robert Gray’s poems Diptych and Late Ferry I have learnt that recalling past events and uncovering a new truth or element to them can inspire discoveries. These recollections are evoked through the nostalgia shown by the speakers in each poem. Although the poems differ in the sense that one speaker purposely remembers the past,… View Article

Laugh and be Merry by John Masefield

Laugh and be merry, remember, better the world with a song, Better the world with a blow in the teeth of a wrong. Laugh, for the time is brief, a thread the length of a span. Laugh and be proud to belong to the old proud pageant of man. Laugh and be merry: remember, in… View Article

The Two Brothers by Judith Beveridge

How is the concept of power and powerlessness depicted in this text? “The Two Brothers” by Judith Beveridge portrays the perspective of a young girl forced to witness the horrific torture of animals by two brothers. The concept of power and powerlessness is presented in the poem. There are many techniques which assist in conveying… View Article

Marquis vs. Thomson on Abortion

The debate about abortion focuses on two issues; 1.) Whether the human fetus has the right to life, and, if so, 2.) Whether the rights of the mother override the rights of the fetus. The two ethicists who present strong arguments for their position, and who I am further going to discuss are that of… View Article

“I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” by William Wordsworth

For my second test I choose the poem “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” by William Wordsworth because I like the imagery in it of the dancing daffodils. After reading the poem many times I had realized that most of this imagery is produced by the many metaphors and similes. In the first line, Wordsworth… View Article

“I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” by William Wordsworth

I chose the poem “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” by William Wordsworth because I like the imagery in it of dancingdaffodils. Upon closer examination, I realized that most of this imagery is created by the many metaphors and similes Wordsworth uses. In the first line, Wordsworth says “I wandered lonely as a cloud.” This… View Article

Deductive and Inductive Reasoning

While reading both articles The Death Penalty Violates the Constitution of the United States and Cyberbullying Has a Broader Impact than Traditional Bullying, I found that there were both deductive and inductive argument presented with in the articles. On the first article about the death penalty, the author used inductive arguments to make his point…. View Article

Best Advice I Ever Had

My maternal grandpa died in 1982 when I was 12 years old. His name was Matthew Nichols, and his passing was the first significant loss of my life. He never graduated high school and was a self-taught electrician by trade, yet there were several invaluable life lessons that I learned from him. One such lesson… View Article

The effect of car usage on global warming

The author Tina Fanning in the newspaper article “cars no longer sustainable”, which was written in July 2007, contents the effect of car usage on global warming and the effect on the future of our children that proves the high level of harmfulness that global warming causes. The audience in this article is aiming at… View Article

Creative Thinking and Natural/Mental Orders Worksheet

Part 1: Creative Thinking Construct one metaphor about five different things that describe any aspect of your life, such as someone you know, something you do, some place you have been, or anything else. Refer to Activity 7.1, located in Ch. 7 of Thinking, for examples on how to create metaphors. Example: Event /Person/Place: Mother… View Article

Strange rain in a distant autumn

Response 1 An Analysis of Mahmoud Darwish’s “ a gentle rain in a strange autumn In this poem, “A gentle rain in a distant autumn”, Mahmoud Darwish, Palestine’s national productive poet and author, expresses his nostalgia and craving for both; his homeland after his exile, and for the glorious and sparkling era when Palestine was… View Article

Mending Wall

An Analysis of Robert Frost’s Mending Wall In his poem, “Mending Wall”, Robert Frost presents two gentlemen and their annual effort to repair a wall that separates their property. Frost uses the wall as a metaphor to portray the idea of barriers between people, and the repairing of the wall to demonstrate repairing a friendship… View Article