April 12, 2010

      Metaphor is like a riddle requiring a challenge of clarification.   It takes a logical approach to achieve the definition.   According to Goodpaster & Kirby (2007), “Metaphor comes from Greek words: meta and phorein which mean an original word is carrying or blending an old meaning and producing a new meaning” (p. 97). Metaphor has similar formation as language because it blends with letters and sounds.   It entails the work of art, the creative thinking of the writers and speakers who profoundly put together a sense of poetic expressions and unimaginable thought.
The metaphor
      My husband and I love to travel and one of the most exciting activities we do when we travel is to scuba dive and snorkeling.   One unforgettable moment was my experience of drowning in Puerto Aventura, Cancun in 2005.   Early morning, we prepared to snorkel from a reef and swam back across to the breakwater then made our final rounds to the lagoon.   Suddenly, I felt a surge of muscular pain in my right leg as if I had been bitten by rabid dog.   I could hardly move.   I tried cautiously to swim closer to the reef.   However, danger still lurks from the wave rushing the strong current to the breakwater. I can only imagined the calm wave had become fast and rough. The rapids forced me to push forward up to the open water and I started to lose my ground and my panic attack began. I tried to muster my strength and push closer toward my ultimate goal. The violent rapids lead me to the hardest obstacle.   I faced the great ordeal, I was determined not to fail and utilize my last energy but my body ached, cold and worn out. I cried in agony and forced my body to swim to the other side of the reef and finally everything seems so dark.
      Motionless, however, I felt the comfort and energy from the darkness as I lost my frantic...