metaphor


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to metaphor: simile
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • noun

Synonyms for metaphor

figure of speech

Words related to metaphor

a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity

References in periodicals archive ?
When a metaphor is used to frame an issue, a metaphorical frame is created.
When a specific concept is repeatedly used figuratively, people become familiar with the intended meaning of the metaphor, and the metaphor becomes conventional (e.
Examining four occurrences of adoption metaphors in the undisputed Pauline epistles Galatians and Romans, Heim seeks to uncover and appreciate elements of biblical metaphor that are often treated as superfluous to its supposed meaning.
Crespo-Fernandez bases his study on data from Internet forums written in English and applies concepts from Conceptual Metaphor Theory, Relevance Theory and Appraisal Theory, among others.
Chapter one, "Cognitive and Pragmatic Issues" (21-44), reviews the basic concepts in Conceptual Metaphor Theory (Lakoff and Johnson 1980): the principle of unidirectionality, the embodied nature of metaphor, the importance of physical space for existing image-schemas and previous classifications of metaphors.
Critique: An absolutely fascinating, informative, unique, and absorbing read from first page to last, "Farnsworth's Classical English Metaphor" is very highly recommended for the personal reading lists of academics and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject of metaphors, and as a critically essential addition to community and academic library collections.
The present study utilized metaphor analysis to examine the core values of Colombian medical students.
Since cognitive linguist George Lakoff and philosopher Mark Johnson in 1980 published Metaphors We Live By, metaphor analysis has attracted researchers in diverse fields including education.
If we are right in suggesting that our conceptual system is largely metaphorical, then the way we think, what we experience, and we do every day is very much a matter of metaphor.
The poetic, intangible world of the metaphor is derived, ironically, from the material world of body experience.
Using metaphor theory as presented by George Lakoff and Mark Johnson, this paper presents four conceptual metaphors found in international internet policy documents.
The notion of metaphor can be described to vary from its traditional conception as a figure of speech or rhetorical device in general--non-specialised--fields to that of a persuasive linguistic mechanism and a powerful cognitive tool in the fields of cognitive linguistics and cognitive psychology (Lakoff and Johnson 1980; Lakoff 1987; Lakoff 2014; Gibbs 2008).
Metaphor is broadly defined as "the phenomenon whereby we talk, and potentially, think about something in terms of something else" (Semino, 2008, p.
Since conceptual knowledge derives from both our perceptual experiences and our linguistic encounters with the involved concepts, and since the two streams of information might not fully overlap, I argue that the modality in which a metaphor is expressed triggers different sets of semantic information about the involved concepts.
Metaphor has arrested much attention of scholars for many years, and traditionally it is regarded as a figure of speech.