Both Sides Now

(written by Joni Mitchell)

Bows and flows of angel hair
And ice cream castles in the air
And feather canyons everywhere,
I've looked at clouds that way
But now they only block the sun
They rain and snow on everyone
So many things I would have done,
But clouds got in my way

I've looked at clouds from both sides now
From up and down and still somehow
It's cloud's illusions I recall
I really don't know clouds at all

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"Up" and "down" in the stanza of this song refer, of course to looking up into the sky and down from the sky -- to actual places. But they are "metaphorical" as well. Before you complete this assignment, you may wish to review what Lakoff and Johnson say about "orientational metaphors."

In a paragraph typed in the box below, tell us about the person who is singing the song, paying special attention to what she's really saying when she says that she has looked at clouds from "up" and "down":

Read the rest of the song. Now go back and look at your answer above. Is there anything you would like to add or change? Do so now, then