The ‘Mytho-poetic’ Outlook

John Dirkx refers to the ‘mytho-poetic’ outlook where symbols and images are of utmost importance. Dirkx had this to say:

Images convey the way… we invest or withdraw meaning from the social world…we intend…the sense of poetic usage, a kind of psychic representation with no actual correspondence in an outer reality…”mytho-poetic” view of TL (Dirkx 1998)…relies on images and symbols, the language of poetry…complements the idea of perspective transformation as described by Mezirow (1991) and Cranton (1994).


I'm interested in hearing people's ideas about metaphors and to post other people's metaphors as well as my own!

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