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metaphors of war vs language of lament

Heidi Deddens
Heidi Deddens is the managing editor of Comment magazine. She holds an MA in Interdisciplinary Humanities with a focus on English Literature from Trinity Western University, where she was managing editor of the university's literary journal. Born and raised in Western Canada, she now lives in Ottawa.

We’re a people, not an army, writes Susan Bigelow Reynolds. Rather than relying on insufficient metaphors of war to describe the pandemic, we ought to invoke the language of lament.