Metaphors: Thinking Deeper Homework

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Hey All,

Here’s where you post your homework. Please click “comment” below and respond to the “taking the bull by the horns” comment from the movie Dodgeball. You can find the clip at the 5:13 mark if you want to refresh your memory.

What does the metaphor mean?
What does it say about someone who is willing to take a bull by the horns?
What kind of mood would it create for your reader if you used an expression like that in your writing?

Have a good day off! Go, Falcons! Go Vote! 🙂

Best,

Ms. Chaffin

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21 responses to “Metaphors: Thinking Deeper Homework

  1. I think it’s implying he’s very stubborn and more bull-headed than an actual bull

  2. 1 the metaphor means dont grab a problem you cant handle and dont try to take the risk
    2 it means they take alot of dangerous riskes
    3 it would create kind of a cautious and dangerous mood

  3. 1. i think the metaphor means to take risks
    2. that they are very risky and brave
    3. i think it would set a supprising mood

  4. Oswaldo Martinez

    1 the metaphor means dont get into problems and don’t try to get involved
    2 it means they take alot of dangerous risks
    3 it would create kind of a risky anddangerous mood

  5. 1. I think the metaphore means to do what you want and do it confidently
    2.They must take many risks and challenges
    3. This created kind of a serious dangerous confident feeling

  6. 1-I think it shows that this guy has a lot of nerve
    2-someone who is willing to takea bull by the horns is either one, insane. Two, hallucinating, or three, trying to say that they’re not scared of anything
    3-I think it would create a more powerful mood

  7. 1. i think the metaphor means to take a problem head on and not to avoid it
    2. it means that they are confident and brave
    3. it shows sort of a confident tone, which might imply a heroic expression or maybe a serious expression

  8. 1). I think the metaphor means to take charge in take matters into your own hands.
    2). I think they are either not thinking straight, or trying to impress people.
    3). I think it would be a powerful/leader mood

  9. 1. I think he is trying to look strong and brave.
    2. If someone was willing to take on the horns of a bull they are pretty dumb
    3.i think the readers would imagine the character as a not so smart person

  10. 1. I think the metaphor means that besides waiting for something to come or happen, you instead force it to happen and tackle it right on.
    2. They probably don’t look before they leap, and take life as something to face head on.
    3. Perhaps a more adventure- like mood, one that gives the main character a sense of stupid bravery.

  11. 1. I think that the metaphor means to face your problems and dont procrastinate them.
    2. It means that they are very outgoing and brave.
    3. It would create a confident and dangerous mood.

  12. 1. I think this metaphor means that when you do something give it your all
    2. It means they are probably brave and risky
    3. It would create a daring mood

  13. 1. The metaphor means he is taking on his problems with a direct approach.
    2. It says that someone that takes the bull by the horns is super strong and tough.
    3. My writing would have a confident mood to it if I use this metaphor in it.

  14. 1. A metaphor is a slime without using like or as
    2. someone who take their problems head on
    3. I think it would give a strong or powerful mood

  15. 1. I think it means that people can take on a challenge even if they don’t see a clear path.
    2. Someone like that could either be impatient or brave.
    3. I think readers would think of something more intense and daring, or they might feel rushed and like everything should be moving faster than it already is.

  16. 1. facing a problom
    2. being tough and/or stubborn
    3. also could be used to encourage

  17. 1. I think the metaphor means to just go for it and to be strong and do what you want.
    2. Someone who is brave and strong.
    3. I think it would give off a surprising or happy mood.

  18. lola velichkovsky

    it implies that you are taking a big or hard to handle situation, and solving the problem. it could also mean that you are doing a really hard task.

  19. 1. I think it means about taking a challenge that seems impoosible, but at least attempting it.
    2. Someone who is willing to do this is confident and doesn’t care how others think of his “foolishness.”
    3. The reader would know how hard the challenge is to accomplish, so they would think the character is strong, courages, interesting, and daring to do what he wants even if it means resorting to tough and complicated levels of effort.

  20. Corinne Martinides

    1) I think the metaphor means to strive for something that is nearly impossible to overcome.
    2) It means they are willing to take on a challenge that they may not be able to solve by themselves.
    3) It would create an adventurous and dangerous mood for the reader.

  21. What does the metaphor mean? I think it means to take risks knowing what will happen next.
    What does it say about someone who is willing to take a bull by the horns?
    Someone who is not afraid of doing whatever you please without measuring the risks that it might bring.
    What kind of mood would it create for your reader if you used an expression like that in your writing?
    I think it would create an imaginative challenge in the readers mind that would require the character (or whoever is facing the challenge) to be brave even if it means taking risks.

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