Tag Archives: Extended Metaphor

Rainbow Writing #IndieTuesday


I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. ~Martin Luther King, Jr. If … Continue reading

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Set in Stone #MondayBlogs


Continuing on with my 2016 symbol series. Today’s topic: Victorian funerary symbolism. Burial symbology has been around for about as long as there have been burials. A recent discovery of a 12,000 year old shaman’s grave suggests this woman had … Continue reading

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Name that time


Few people in history actually define an era or period in time. Napoleon did briefly with his Napoleonic period. But the regnal eras, those dynastic periods defined by the reign of a king or queen, are the ones that  stick. … Continue reading

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Comparing one’s temperament to the moon


Have you ever wondered about the spark, the impetus, that drove the first human to scratch a line and say this represents such-and-such? Think about it. I’ll venture a guess and say tally numbers came first because tally sticks marking … Continue reading

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Hope is the thing with feathers


I stumbled upon something recently that I’d never heard of before. As I was examining symbols in literature, it seemed fitting to add it to the rest. You can’t leave the topic of allegory without touching upon  the Extended Metaphor. … Continue reading

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