Tuesday, December 07, 2021

Metaphor Exam (Sample Exercise)

I no longer use these questions for final exams in my first year experience course, so I can place them here. See how you might do on this assessment.


1. Explain the difference between inductive and deductive arguments.





2. Illustrate how the rule of modus ponens works.




3. What are some possible ways of defining the term “metaphor”?




4. What is the conceptual difference between a rhetorical metaphor and a “cognitive semantic” metaphor?



     5. Define what intertexual coherence is.



6. Explain the difference between a structural and orientational metaphor.




7. Analyze the term “indexical.”




8. Describe how metaphors are experiential.




9. Explain what ontological metaphors are.



10. What is meant by the expression, “blended spaces”?




11. Provide examples of how metaphors can be structured as conceptual domains.




12. Supply two concrete examples of counterfactual statements.




13. How does an image-schema differ from a conceptual metaphor? Provide examples to illustrate the difference.




14. Explain the concept of metonymy.




15. How does metonymy differ from synecdoche?




16. Give two examples that illustrate how Eleanor Rosch’s prototype theory works.




17. Illustrate how metaphors potentially create new meaning.



18. Give your own examples of metonymy.




19. Why is the metaphorical theory espoused by Lakoff and Johnson called “experientialism”?


20. Explain how the rule of modus tollens works.


Duncan said...

Trinitarians have a unique indexical method for Echad.

Edgar Foster said...

No disagreement there, my friend. :-)