A Sense of Metaphor

Fairlie, Henry
March 1979
New Republic;3/10/79, Vol. 180 Issue 10, p10
States that United States President Jimmy Carter is perceived by many people as a president who lacks the appearance of leadership partly because he lacks a sense of metaphor. Inability of Carter to interpret major events using metaphor; Examples of the use of metaphor by leaders, such as Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill, in their pronouncements and speeches; Impact of the colorlessness of the personality of Carter on his speeches; Analysis of Carter's attempt to use metaphor in his State of the Union message.


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