The Silken Tent: Metaphors in Life and Literature

The Silken Tent: Metaphors in Life and Literature

CRA Description : 
This assignment asks students to critically examine the nature of metaphor in language and literature. They will be asked to demonstrate an understanding of how a metaphor works, and to think critically about how metaphorical comparisons are fundamental to thinking, learning, and communicating.
Subjects: 
English Language Arts
Key Concepts and Terms: 
Analogy
Extended Metaphor or Simile
Figurative Comparison
Imagery
Metaphor
Simile
Prior Knowledge: 
Students should have a working definition of metaphor and a background that underscores how literary and linguistic concepts are not exclusive to literary and linguistic studies. Students should be comfortable using word processing software and have prior understanding of and practice in all parts of the writing process, including invention, drafting, revision, and proofreading.