December 6, 2012
This individual assignment explores the subject of metaphors and explains how they can be used to describe any aspect of life. The assignment is formatted in two parts. The first part involves exploring different metaphors personalized to one’s life experience. The second part addresses the role language diversity plays in the critical thinking process, and explains how language empowers or limits the expression of one’s thoughts. Finally, the assignment will take a closer look at the role of critical thinking in persuasion.
Creative thinking is a certain thought process that improves the creative capability. It enables being in an optimal state of mind for the accomplishment of new ideas. Creative thinking is the intentional thought for obtaining ways to arrive at new thoughts. As stated by Kirby and Goodpaster (2007), metaphors are “an implied comparison between two things”. It enables us to perceive and understand the world. As stated by Kirby and Godpaster (2007), “who we are is how we think”. Creative thinking involves five diverse areas of thinking. These areas are known as thinking bases; perception, personal barriers, language, feelings, and creative thinking. “Creativity is an early base of our thinking” (Viziera, 2012). This is true. One could surmise that thinking based on something creative. We must acquire the thought and creatively communicate this thought to our audience for understanding. Our text defines creativity as the process of mixing old ideas with the new ideas to bring forth a totally new idea or ideas. We have all had to do free word association in the past, whether it was an exercise in a class or a conference we have received a word and instructed to say the first thing on our mind. A creative metaphor provided by Joan relates to private space. “Quiet as a mouse, warm as a down comforter, smooth as silk, comforting as a warm hug,...