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The Necessity and Speed of Metaphors [Major Jackson]

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Member Price: $67.50
General Price: $75.00

Essentially, metaphor is a rhetorical device, one that establishes a relationship between two previously unconnected objects, persons, actions, or ideas. It is a fundamental component of the imaginative mind. Through metaphor, we see the world preserved and fully realized around us. Following the Word Works presentation the evening before, this workshop will continue to explore those ideas. We will survey and examine different kinds of figurative language and make an argument for its use in our poems, stories, and essays. Participants will be looking in depth at how metaphors work in specific poems, and participants are welcome to bring in both their own poem and a poem they admire that uses metaphor/simile.

Most classes are offered at a general and member tuition rates based on instruction hours, with Hugo House members receiving a 10% discount on classes fewer than six sessions.

Early bird discounts are available during the first two weeks of registration and apply to both general and member tuition rates.

To help provide financial accessibility to our class offerings, some classes each quarter are offered with a sliding-scale tuition model, allowing students to pay what they can for the class. For these classes, tuition increments starting at $5 and going up to 125% of the standard pricing will be listed on the page.

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Class sessions may be recorded if a session falls on a holiday, or if a student has access needs. Class recordings are not guaranteed.

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Classes may be cancelled if less than the minimum number of students are enrolled within ten days before the class start date. If Hugo House needs to cancel a class for any reason, students can choose between receiving a full credit toward future classes or full refund.

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