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Embellishment

Samuel Guttenplan

in Objects of Metaphor

Published in print May 2005 | ISBN: 9780199280896
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602627 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199280894.003.0005
Embellishment

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The Semantic Descent account is extended to realistically complex examples, both in terms of syntactic complexity and vividness. A detailed treatment of a wide range of examples is followed by discussions of phenomena such as dead metaphor, simile, metonymy, synecdoche, mixed and extended metaphor, as well as observations about the relationship between synaesthesia and metaphor, the robustness of metaphor as a theoretical kind, the so-called ‘cognitive’ account of metaphor and visual metaphor.

Keywords: syntactic complexity; dead metaphor; mixed metaphor; extended metaphor; synaesthesia; the cognitive account of metaphor; simile; metonymy; synecdoche; visual metaphor

Chapter.  50266 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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