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Metaphor Papers

Past term papers have included the following metaphors (listed in bold):

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  • Amish
    • Warning Traffic Triangle on their Horse-drawn Carriage
    • Buggy -- SR f2005
The Amish videotape.  
  • Anishinabe (aka Ojibwa; Chippewa)
    • Medicine Wheel -- JNf2006
   
  • Argentina
    • The Argentine Gaucho -- RJ
 
 
  • Cajun
    • Jambalaya
    • Gumbo -- BW s2005
 
  • Costa Rica
    • Coffee Beans -- EG f2005
    • Coffee -- KAE f2006
 
  • Cuba
    • Cuba and the Cuban Cigar -- MJ f2004
    • Royal Palms of the Carribbean ("bottle palms") -- LA f2006
 
  • Czech Republic
    • Charles Bridge -- EG f2005
    • The Velvet Revolution -- ST f2006
 
  • Dominican Republic
    • Baseball -- MD f2004S
   
  • Denmark
    • The Ugly Duckling -- MS f2003
    • Nyhavn -- MF f2003
 
  • Egypt
    • The Nile River -- LG f2003, BN f2006
    • King Tut -- AS f2004
    • The Pyramids -- TH f2005, RJ f2006 , MM f2006
      (be careful of stereotyping)
 
  • Finland
    • The Sauna -- MN f2003, BV f2005
    • Finland in the Olympica -- JB f2005
 
  • Greece
    • The Olympics -- EJ f2004 RD f2005
    • Ancient Olympics -- AS f2004
    • Greek Dramas -- CH f2006
    • The Greek Alphabet -- AS f2006
 
 
  • Haiti
    • The Haitian Shack -- AS f2006
 
  • Hawaii
    • The Luau -- SP f2003; AD f2004
 
  • Hmong
    • Paj Ntaub (Story Cloth) -- PS f2003 BM f2005
    • Paj Ntaub -- TF f2004
    • Hmong Teens -- PC f2004

Hmong story cloth.
Story Cloth

 
  • Iceland
    • The Icelandic Horse -- TL f2003 RH f2004
 
  • Inuit (Eskimo)
    • The Pangnirtung Tapestry Studio -- AK f2003
 
  • Jamaica
    • Jerk Steak
    • The Jamaican Rhythm -- TP f2004
    • The Jamaican Reggae -- EN f2004
    • The Jamaican Spear Gun -- JL f2004
 
  • The Republic of Liberia
    • A Looted Building -- AK f2006
 
  • Luxembourg
    • The Fairy Tale -- KB f2003
    • Bridges in Lluxembourg -- SB f2004
 
  • Maori
    • Tattoo -- JE f2005
 
  • Madagascar
    • The Lamba -- MT f2005

Lamba mantel from Madagascar.
Lamba Mpanjaka, 1998
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

  • Maasai, Tanzania and Kenya
    • The Maasai Spear -- MK f2006
 
 
  • Navajo
    • Powwow -- CG f2005
 
 
  • New Zealand
    • The Maori Tattoo -- JE f2005
 
  • Norway
    • The Norwegian Sweater -- KH f2003
 
  • Norwegian-Americans
    • Lutefisk -- JO f2005
 
  • Ojibwa (Anishinabe; Chippewa)
    • The Moccasin -- JL f2004
 
  • Peru
    • Ancient Civilizations -- BP f2003
    • Machu Picchu -- TS f2003
 
  • The Philippines
    • Jeepney -- NM f2005
Philippine  
  • The Roma
    • Gypsy Flamenco Dancers -- SL f2005
 
  • Scotland
    • The Scottish Dress Attire:  The Tartan (Kilt)
    • The Scottish Kilt -- RK f2003
    • The Scottish Bagpipes -- BB f2005
    • The Scottish Pub -- DF f2006
    • Golf
    • Whisky [sic.]
    • Scottish Wool
 
 
  • Slovenia
    • Slovenian Lace -- LS f2006
 
  • Spain
    • Flaminco Dancer
    • Holy Week in Seville
      (Madonna)
 
  • Switzerland
    • The Alpine Ski Resort -- JD f2003
    • The Alps -- MM f2003
    • The Swiss Museum -- KL f2004
    • Chocolate -- RB f2005
    • Swiss Banking -- AC f2006
    • The Swiss Band -- HF
 
  • Tanzania
    • Ugali (a food made with white corn meal and water) -- SL f2004
 
  • Venezuela
    • Angel Falls -- SS f2004
 
  • Wales
    • The Welsh Male Choir
 


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