Attorney Seeks Metaphor For Relationship With Jury

Law360, New York (April 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Metaphors, the workhorses of language, pepper our everyday communications. Think of how efficiently we convey meaning with evocative figures of speech like "mortgage meltdown" or "bear market."

At its core, a metaphor is a kind of analogy that helps us understand one thing in terms of another. Metaphors may be the only way to grasp highly technological subjects – one reason why they are indispensable to science educators who need to communicate important information to those of us who aren’t scientists. And well-chosen metaphors not only...
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