Figures of grief: metaphors from a bereavement writing group.

@article{Young2007FiguresOG,
  title={Figures of grief: metaphors from a bereavement writing group.},
  author={Elizabeth R Young},
  journal={Omega},
  year={2007},
  volume={56 4},
  pages={359-67}
}
In a community-based bereavement writing group, patterns of metaphor emerged and helped the group members identify and deal with particularly challenging aspects of death and grief, including taboo subjects such as abuse and suicide. The metaphors show how a bereavement writing group functioned to address the needs of people coping with different kinds of grief effectively and efficiently. Analysis of the specific metaphors suggests why figurative language enabled the group to bond quickly and… CONTINUE READING