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Are there any exercises to improve one's ability with metaphors?


I'm not a visual person, so my writing is not metaphorical. I'd like to improve and I've tried, but my mind is not flexible in this area and it seems less flexible as I get older. Do you have any tricks for improving this ability? I know reading writers like Bill Meisner (HItting into the Wind, Road to Cosmos) etc. might help, but actually I have no time to read and I'm a very auditory learner. Thanks for any input.

 

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    Billie Kelpin 2 years ago

    Jan, excellent advice as usual. I'm going to try that. I remember attending a workshop for parents of gifted chldren once.They gave us exercises for flexibility of thinking.My friend was soo fast and I always wanted a way to improve my flexibility..

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    Billie Kelpin 2 years ago

    Yeah, I know, CDJ. I was in a hurry. I have a whole online college quiz I developed to help students know the difference.. I'm just looking for ways to have similes, metaphors, figurative language, etc. come more quickly to my calcified brain.

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    Billie Kelpin 2 years ago

    Cj, Thanks for that. I'll have to listen more closely to Neil Young. I call myself an auditory learner because I take in the majority of all my information thorugh radio. I prefer learning through listening rather than reading.

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    Billie Kelpin 2 years ago

    Phoenix,. I'll try Rush. Didn't think of a metaphor dictionary. Thanks! Lyrics DO help me: "You fill up my senses like a night in the forest, "(JD) "found my mind in paper bag.. I tore my mind on a jagged sky" K Rogers lyrics sung by Willie Nelson