War Metaphor Analysis

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B. War Metaphor POLITICS IS WAR, this metaphor is deeply rooted in people’s minds and expressed in daily language. In fact the election campaign is compared to a war. The candidates try all means to fight for the presidential position. This can be seen clearly in the news report about the presidential election. In a war there are enemies and for the American people enemies are social drawbacks, any forces that hinder the progress of America and those countries that are against America. For example: (12)We have beaten back despair and defeatism. We have saved a number of countries from losing their liberty. (Harry Truman, 1949) (13)Standing in this same place a third of a century ago, Franklin Delano Roosevelt addressed a Nation ravaged by depression

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