Resources: Creative Thinking and Natural/Mental Orders Worksheet, found on your student website; Activity 7.1, located in Ch. 7 of Thinking, for examples on how to create metaphors; and Ch. 8 of Thinking
Construct as many metaphors as you can about five different things that describe any aspect of your life, such as someone you know, something you do, someplace you have been, or anything else. Include a minimum of four metaphors for each person, subject, or object.
Organize one set of information using natural ordering and a different set of information using mental orders in the second portion of the worksheet.
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Construct as many metaphors as you can 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.
Event /Person/Place: Mother
Metaphor: A mountain in the mist; Strong and everlasting; A blanket of safety and comfort.
Organize two sets of information using natural and mental orders. Refer to the "Natural/Mental Orders" section in Ch. 8 of Thinking for additional guidance.
Type of Organization: Natural Order: Chronological
Example: Seeds grow into plants, flower or fruit, produce more seeds, fall to the ground, take root, and produce another plant
The following posting discusses metaphors that involve natural and mental ordering.
METAPHOR AND NATURAL ORDERS:
a. How can a metaphor affect a person's emotions? Explain how the language used influences the interpretation of the metaphor.
b. What are the processes we use to organize information? What are natural orders? What are mental orders? Is there a connection between the two different ordering processes? Why or why not?View Full Posting Details