Upper Street literature class

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As part of a recent Upper Street literature class we read, and watched extracts from Harold Pinter’s Old Times. We were especially interested in the way the play moves around in time, via the memories of the characters, and the complexity of their relationship to time, and one another.   In this video clip you […]

Containers as metaphors

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Adele Goldberg has observed that metaphors of containers can suggest obligations and agreements. Here are some examples that fit her description. – Can you get out of doing the shopping? (Avoid an obligation/something you said you would do) – I can’t get out of it/there’s no way out. – I felt I was trapped into […]