Exercise 4 of 10
Try to determine this proverb’s function, frame, and finish.
Expand each section by clicking the “+” to see how well you did.
“Wisdom begins in wonder.”
What is the FUNCTION of this proverb?
This is a prediction proverb, because it prescribes a method to achieve wisdom.
What FRAME is this proverb built upon?
This proverb is built on a comparison frame because it’s comparing the causal relationship between wisdom and wonder.
What FINISH (or finishes) have been applied to this proverb?
This proverb has 2 finishes:
1) Alliterative. Wisdom and wonder.
2) Wordplay Association. There is a potential wordplay between wisdom and wonder, since they are both associated with human thought.
EXTRA CREDIT: What METAPHOR is this proverb built upon?
This proverb is built upon the metaphor: Wisdom is a process.