The Limits of Metaphor?
In our age of instant communications, 'rapid' and 'real-time' news, we have perhaps become desensitised to 'sound-bites'. Or have we? The media frequently distills highly complex controversies to single terms: "Vatileaks", "Brexit", are simply recent examples. The use of such literary devices to gain attention cannot be disputed. But, does this come at too high a price? Are we contributing to an 'instant culture'; serving the attention span of the average gold-fish (no offenc