By Elizabeth White
What is a metaphoric matrix?
A metaphoric matrix is a newly-coined term used to describe a
novel-length metaphor that supports and catalyzes a character’s growth.
In this series, we will be exploring how authors discover and craft metaphoric matrices in their novels.
Examples of metaphoric matrices include the tree that Melinda draws and visits in Laurie Halse Anderson‘s Speak and the tiger that Rob frees in Kate DiCamillo‘s The Tiger Rising.