Metaphor in Theory & Practice [Kascha Semonovitch & Roger Gilman]
Introductory/Intermediate | To craft powerful metaphors, writers need a deep understanding of how metaphors work. In this co-taught workshop, we’ll discuss metaphor theory by Black, Lackoff & Johnson, and Ricouer, and look at examples of metaphor in poets like Auden, Donne, Graham, Stevens, and Szymborska. We’ll ask: How does metaphor work in the reader’s mind? Is metaphor conceptual or ornamental? What is gained with metaphor or lost without it? Students will generate metaphors in poems or flash fiction workshopped in our final session.