Homo sapiens is a
"meaning-producing" species. The ability of our minds to
create these meanings is termed poetic logic. The use of
metaphor to create and communicate ideas is so commonplace and
pervasive as to go unnoticed. We no longer are aware that a metaphor
is truly a metaphor because it is so entrenched. These metaphors
permeate our thought processes, are exemplified in our language, and
are reflective of our cultures.