Get active with the handout for this text: underline key passages, circle key terms and define them in the margin, put a question mark beside anything that’s confusing (or whatever your usual active reading practices are). We’ll discuss your notes in class and I’ll ask that you turn in the hard copy of this text with your critical reading notes. (Please put your name at the top for this reason.)
- How would you have defined metaphor before reading this text?
- Comment on this passage from page 3: “We have found…that metaphor is pervasive in everyday life, not just in language but in thought and action. Our ordinary conceptual system, in terms of which we both think and act, is fundamentally metaphorical in nature.” What do they mean by this?
- What is a key sentence, passage, or idea from this text you’d pick to discuss in class?
- What is one question this reading raises for you that you’d pick to discuss in class?