Monday, December 17, 2012

Monday Muse: Hirshfield on Metaphors

The first way to meet a metaphor
is just to see the world through its eyes.

In this wonderful animation from TEDEd, poet Jane Hirshfield explains what metaphors are, what makes good metaphors, and how our use of metaphors, especially in poetry, helps us better understand our world. 

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Jane Hirshfield at The Poetry Archive

1 comment:

Louise Gallagher said...

I'll be back this evening to watch the whole thing -- looks fascinating!