This blog is primarily meant for students who would like to learn more about how metaphors are used in the English language. These students may include native or non-native English speakers, or students of many different disciplines. I believe many teachers or professors could benefit from this blog. Here is a more comprehensive list:
Non-native English Speakers
People who are learning ESL (English as a Second Language) in high schools and colleges in the United States can learn what metaphors are and how they are used in English.
People who are learning EFL (English as a Foreign Language) study English in their schools in hundreds of countries around the world. They can also learn more about metaphors which are often very confusing to students who do not live in the United States.
Native English Speakers
Teachers in ESL and EFL Programs
ESL and EFL teachers are not always experts in linguistics. This blog can help all ESL and EFL teachers explain metaphors to their students.
Students and Teachers of English
All elementary, middle school, high school and college students study English at some point in their curriculum. Understanding metaphors is crucial to be to be able to read with comprehension and to become effective writers.
Students and Professors of Journalism, Political Science and Linguistics
High school and college students have the opportunity to study many subjects in which metaphors are used on a daily basis. Journalism students can benefit from understanding how metaphors are used in newspapers and magazines as well as radio and TV broadcasts. Political science students can learn how ubiquitous metaphors are in political discussions. And finally, students and professors of linguistics can learn from the examples and explanations of these ubiquitous metaphors.
Feel free to send questions and comments. I would be happy to help you learn more about metaphors. Thanks for your interest in this subject!