Representation – Go Fourth

In several ways, the three previous posts on Representation have just been a warm up. The table was set beautifully to frame the spicy entree of Pictures, an obligatory fishy dish of Diagramsand a long and luxurious main course of Stories. Now it’s the lip quivering anticipation of a pudding of sweet Metaphor.

That wasn’t a Metaphor. Metaphors – from the Greek to transfer – shift meaning sideways from one thing to a completely different thing. The purpose is mostly to expand the perception of what things are like and importantly, how they may behave. The above paragraph is mostly an analogy – which means proportion – to compare the qualities of two things with a common logical route. In other words, to explain a series of interrelated posts by using a dinner menu that is logically similar but simpler and more familiar to the person getting…

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