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Metaphors and other figures of speech are critical and important in explaining or describing an illness or disease

Take a stand on the claim below and make an argument for or against. (For help, review “Writing an Argument Essay” in Module 1) Please be sure to support your argument with examples from the readings provided and the main novel “Cutting for Stone”.
CLAIMMetaphors and other figures of speech are critical and important in explaining or describing an illness or disease. 

  1. Use two (2) metaphors from the book “Cutting for Stone” and two (2) metaphors from the book  “Illness as a Metaphor” (pages provided in the content list for week 6) to support your argument on metaphors. Additional references from other sources are welcome.
  2. The minimum number of words for this assignment is 500.
  3. Cite all information that is not your own in APA style. You can find more information on citation here: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
  4. Include references at the end of the discussion in APA style

 

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Despite their diverse backgrounds and unique lived experiences, human beings tend to have common experiences in life. Humanity comes with an aspect of vulnerability as something that would harm one person has a fair chance of causing similar adverse consequences on another. Human civilization enabled human beings to develop social structures in which they would live, protect each other, and face common problems. In this regard, language was a fundamental tool in allowing them to communicate and operate on the same wavelength. Predictably, the conventions of language and speech have developed tremendously over the years, with metaphors and other figures of speech coloring communication with elegance and splendor. However, people from diverse quarters have different views on such figures of speech’s utility in describing illnesses. This essay argues that metaphors and other figures of speech are critical and important in explaining or describing an illness or a disease.

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