Metaphors In Everyday Life

1202 Words5 Pages
Metaphors are used on an everyday basis, whether it be through music, paintings, poems, and so forth. Sometimes words on their own are not sufficient enough to depict a certain message. Where words can fail, visual art possesses the ability to convey powerful messages to an audience. “There is Always Hope”, a painting by Banksy, presents a single piece of work that can be interpreted in a variety of ways, whether they be socially or politically. Through this art piece, Banksy illustrates a sense of hope and optimism for the future; this hope can identify with the person viewing the work as they are delving with either individual issues or issues that are affecting their world around them. “Metaphors we live by” by Lakoff and Johnson illustrate that…show more content…
“We have found on the contrary, that metaphor is pervasive in everyday life, not just in language but in thought and action” (Lakoff&Johnson 3). We use them in our everyday, they are omnipresent, but we are unconscious about them. Metaphors can be extraordinary instead of an ordinary language because they govern our mundane life. In other words they make us complete in a way that it helps us express ourselves. With metaphors we are able to connect and talk to others it is how we function and get around in the world. In general everyday consist of something metaphorical, what we do, what we say, etc. It is like an automatic system we have because we use them for almost everything. “We found that most of our ordinary conceptual system is metaphorical in nature” (lakoff&Johnson 4). Just a certain word can be interpreted differently because each person has a kind of different conceptual system. Metaphors are also part of thinking and acting not only language. Experience is such an abstract concept, we try to make it more understandable by comparing it to something we know exactly and

More about Metaphors In Everyday Life

Open Document