frozen metaphor

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a metaphor that has occurred so often that it has become a new meaning of the expression (e

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223) and evidence of frozen metaphors like the "Ess Ess" (p.
Gradually some of these frozen metaphors of trauma change to metaphors of healing.
These metaphors indicate the change from frozen metaphors to more creative metaphors in the process of integration and realisation as part of the transference process wherein the individual can reconstitute himself.