Sin, Hope and Optimism in children's metaphors

Year: 2000

Author: FRASER, D

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

Metaphor-making is a universal human endeavour that manifests across cultures in various ways. Analysing metaphors enables us to gain a greater understanding of many social and cultural issues.teaching children to write through metaphor based upon their emotional landscapes, can reveal much of the inner world of the child. Such texts can have cathartic, emotional and intellectual value. A range of these texts will be shared and discussed with reference to emotional development and socio-cultural insights.