figure of speech

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The multiplicity of figurative speech uses, metaphor and particularly personification
Although it requires much more research to fully substantiate this thesis, I think it is safe to suggest that figurative speech can be conceived as a subcategory of the much more encompassing category of "figurative performance.
In the final Section 6, the chances for solving the border problems between humour and figurative speech on purely cognitive grounds are called into question, and humour scholars are invited to strive for closer integration with researchers of the cultural and social aspects of human communication, also reconsidering the former theories of superiority/disparagement and relaxation/relief that have been declared tacitly obsolete and seek to discover the deeper collaborative drives of humour processes that Tony Veale has called 'social logic'.
In the 1960s two significant attempts were made to embed the units with twofold planes of meaning, including humour and figurative speech, into certain broader supersystems.
Considering that, metaphors are to be understood not only as a figurative speech.
Consequently, you should first craft a closing argument that requires you to use gestures, movement, mimicry, figurative speech, and the full dynamism of your own voice.
Working within the recently developed Conceptual Metaphor Theory, linguists explore figurative speech within the realm of everyday language and within people's ordinary conceptual system.
The use of metaphor as a part of figurative speech aims to help the listener to visualize what is meant by a phrase or expression.
The volume's 11 chapters include discussions of narratives of movement influence, the America First Committee and the personalization of policy, speech act theory and normative claims in the communicative repertoire of three Russian movements, biographical perspectives on social movement participation, figurative speech and cognition in a shipyard union dispute, the practice of deliberative democracy in social forums, movement strategizing as developmental learning, and strategic Islam and the transformational grammar of Chechen nationalism.
He now focuses not on novelty, but on forms of figurative speech that are typical of proverbs and expressions ("figurae prouerbiales").
Although he does not discuss this term explicitly, it seems to be mainly a matter of style and figurative speech (compare "figura nouatum," chap.
On a first approach, and judging from the obvious favoritism the text showers on all manner of linguistic veils and figures, it would seem that "Transparencia" takes its stand with the romantics; but on closer inspection, one could hardly miss the point that the text's emphasis on figurative speech is put forth as a negation of an anterior conception of language as "common sense," even if common sense may be appropriated by the uncommon, singular sense of discourses of power.
Like Filostrato, who underlined the power of figurative speech at the beginning of his story, Elissa explains the psychological effect of this element of surprise, in terms that clearly set off the narrators' departure from the mendicant method of instruction: "it has already happened quite often that th e correction, which diverse criticisms and many punishments given to someone have not produced, has been effected many times by a single word, spoken by chance and not with intent aforethought [ex proposito].
Its tac it distinction between primary meanings and figurative speech, which serves as a basis for his theory of translation, also adds an interesting twist to his earlier interpretive insights -- a subtle contrast that underscores anew fray Luis' noted attentiveness to hermeneutical nuance.
And so I say, 'Panis est corpus' [bread is the body: the predication at issue] is a figurative speech speaking sacramentally; for it is a sacrament of his body" (450).