Vocabs of The Week
Published: 07.03.2023

A metaphor mirrors one’s understanding of this world (e.g. the “the world is but a stage” statement). As it contains the unique perspective of the utterer(s), we can use it as a window to look into the human landscape of thoughts and emotions. Take, for example, the comparison between COVID-19 response and war. This expression implies the innate hostility of the virus and the necessity of threat neutralisation measures. It is crucial to know what kind of imagination policy metaphors convey, and the risks/consequences that such policy frameworks might entail.

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