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Programme: LSE LIFE Programme
Course: Discover metaphors & idiom for academic writing

“Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print” – George Orwell


Academic writing is full of idiom and metaphor. For example, a frequent metaphor is one in which argument is represented as war, with such possibilities as attack, defence, demolishing, winning, and losing. Idiom and metaphor can add vividness and colour to your writing but they can also lead to cliché. How can you use metaphor and idiom effectively in your writing? This workshop will look at examples from LSE academics and give you the opportunity to practise some of your own.

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