When pushed beyond everyday use, however, metaphor takes on its poetic powers, allowing us to see the the ordinary in extraordinary ways. This extraordinary view can come through different kinds of texts–verbal, visual, cinematic.
Here is Ryan Larkin’s Oscar-nominated, animated short from 1969 entitled “Walking.” Consider this as a work of metaphor. How does it work to “defamiliarize” our view of the familiar–as all good art does? Comments encouraged.