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  • Metaphor Essay Metaphor

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    A metaphor is a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable. Metaphors are one of the most common figures of speech found in literature. Not to be confused with similes; metaphors differ by not using words such as “like” or “as” in the comparing process. If you use them correctly, they can make visualizing and understanding a cake-walk for readers. Metaphors aren’t just used sentence by sentence. Sometimes whole paragraphs

  • Metaphor In The Metaphor

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    This literature review will outline the range of previous research on the use of metaphor in non-literary texts, specifically in political speeches. Commentary on the use of metaphor has a long history dating back to Ancient Greece, with Aristotle in his work Poetics (350 BC). It is considered the metaphor as indicative of genius and an instrument of charm and ornamentation. However, he considered this instrument of ornamentation as being suitable for poetry and prose, but being too obscure to be

  • Metaphor As A Metaphor

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    are metaphoric in feature. What is metaphor then? Metaphor is defined in terms of substituting one word for another with an apparently different meaning (Ritchie, 2013). Although metaphor was once considered as a stylistic issue, a rhetoric device, a poetic reference or decorative speech, now it has been extended to linguistics and cognitive psychology, and has been an issue in language, thought, cognition and communication. Burke (1945) regards metaphor as a device for seeing something in

  • Metaphors Of Metaphor

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    Metaphor as a term as well as a phenomenon can be defined from many perspectives depending on the context. At the very beginning let us focus on the definitions provided by dictionaries. According to Harvey (1967): “Metaphor is the transfer of a name or descriptive term to an object different form, but analogous to, that to which it is properly applicable”. (p. 539). Generally, metaphor is very often confused with other figures of speech especially with simile. The definition from another academic

  • Hotspur Metaphors

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    common metaphors; however, Hal speaks with various extended metaphors, biblical allusions, and strategically places his use of verse and prose while Hotspur speaks with simpler metaphors, war imagery, and mainly speaks in verse. Shakespeare emphasizes these speech patterns to demonstrate Hal’s ability to manipulate the world to his benefit and Hotspur’s extremely volatile sensibility, and thus, proves Hal to be more qualified to rule than Hotspur. Hal and Hotspur share some of the same metaphors, most

  • Example Of Metaphors

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    In Lakeoff and Johnson’s book Metaphors We Live By, they claim that, “if we are right in suggesting that our conceptual system is largely metaphorical, then the way we think, what we experience, and what we do every day is very much a matter of metaphor” (3). They mean that much of what we do in everyday life we compare using metaphors, and sometimes it is done without us even noticing. It is so true. When doing a free write to talk about a reading experience, metaphors were being used without the

  • Metaphors In Macbeth

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    die soon. What he loses from his wife’s death is his resolve and purpose in the world. Macbeth develops a pessimistic attitude towards life which is only further grown when his wife dies. I will argue that Shakespeare uses the literary devices of metaphors and repetition in order to show that the titular character in The Tragedy of Macbeth has a negative attitude towards life because he sees no meaning in life. There are several times the two literary devices that are being focused on are used just

  • Metaphors In Oedipus

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    In Ode IV, the Chorus uses similes and metaphors to showcase Oedipus’s rise and fall from power. To start, the Chorus praises Oedipus and describes his strengths which are “mind [is] a strong bow” and “fortress against our sorrow” (65). Oedipus is known to be reliable in tough times due to his mind; however, he is currently distressed over the truth behind his birth which does not indicate a “fortress.” This difference in past Oedipus and current Oedipus visibly contrasts the rise and fall of power

  • The Power Of Metaphors

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    Metaphors can be used in a way to help relate to others an experience or feeling that and is difficult to describe to people who have never been in that situation and who may not understand. I have used various forms of metaphors in the past to describe my chronic illness. I have used this language to help myself and others conceptualize my disease. “It’s all in your head.” I don’t know how many times I have heard that metaphor being used to describe my symptoms. When I first was diagnosed with

  • The Significance Of Metaphors

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    2.1 Metaphor Metaphor is one of the most commonly used and important stylistic devices. It is defined by McRae (1998/2003:140) as ‘a word or phrase which establishes a comparison or analogy between one object or idea and another’. In other words, if one finds that certain features or characteristics of two otherwise completely different and unrelated objects are similar in some way, a metaphor can be created (Galperin, 1977:140). These are not comparisons like similes, however, as metaphors are