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  1. Metaphor is a powerful tool for understanding our world.
  2. A metaphor is a simile without the word like in it.
  3. A metaphor is a comparison.
  4. Metaphor is a mapping across conceptual domains, from source to target, and normally from the concrete to the more abstract.
  5. Metaphor is also an evidence from design of the creation model in its broader role as a principle of language and thought.

Conceptual Metaphor

  1. To the extent that we use a conceptual schema or a conceptual metaphor, we accept its validity.
  2. Even by these standards, George Lakoff's theory of conceptual metaphor is a lollapalooza.
  3. Lakoff's original thesis on conceptual metaphor was expressed in his book with Mark Johnson entitled Metaphors We Live By in 1980.


  1. Metaphor: implied comparison achieved through a figurative use of words; the word is used not in its literal sense, but in one analogous to it.
  2. Unlike a simile or analogy, metaphor asserts that one thing is another thing, not just that one is like another.
  3. Transference, itself a metaphorical concept, operates through metaphor.
  4. In this metaphor the source domain is space and the target domain is intention.
  5. In Dutch, however, the metaphor is lost: -Veel landelijke streken raakten ontvolkt- (C.tr9).


  1. The ontological correspondences that constitute the LOVE IS A JOURNEY metaphor map the ontology of travel onto the ontology of love.
  2. An example of this is the Life Is A Journey metaphor, which results from our cultural consideration of life as purposeful, with a beginning and end.
  3. Take, for example, the LIFE IS A JOURNEY metaphor, in which goals in life are destinations, that is, desired locations to be reached.
  4. The metaphor involves understanding one domain of experience, love, in terms of a very different domain of experience, journeys.
  5. This is even more likely if the mediator and the other party use the journey metaphor.


  1. While maintaining the personification, the Dutch translation makes it into a combined metaphor.
  2. The personifications and the orientational metaphor were all translated with translation strategy (1).
  3. As was stated above, one of these types of metaphor is personification (or, in Greek: prosopopeia) (Abrams 99).


  1. For metaphors in psychotherapy, see therapeutic metaphor.
  2. Lesson in recognizing metaphor in the everyday world.
  3. Has published articles regarding metaphor in negotiation.
  4. The relationship between metaphor and the body is quite complex.
  5. A survey of the mechanisms of poetic metaphor, replete with examples.


  1. Our blog that observes metaphor usage in contemporary media.
  2. The reason is this: The defining assumptions of the contemporary theory of metaphor are minimal.
  3. These assumptions are, of course, false only relative to the kinds of evidence that supports the contemporary theory of metaphor.


  1. Mediation participants who invoke the war metaphor often also believe that all is fair in love and war.
  2. If (A) and (B) engage in the war metaphor and the mediator joins them, she creates a structure in the mediation session that encourages a war approach.


  1. A simple or tight metaphor is one in which there is but one point of resemblance between the tenor and the vehicle.
  2. Metaphor, according to I. A. Richards in The Philosophy of Rhetoric (1936), consists of two parts: the tenor and vehicle.


  1. Types of conceptual metaphor - structural, orientational, ontological.
  2. Every aspect of the LOVE IS A JOURNEY metaphor is motivated by other metaphors in our conceptual system and in folk knowledge.
  3. The Structure of Metaphor Metaphors are mappings across conceptual domains.
  4. The word metaphor has come to mean a cross-domain mapping in the conceptual system.
  5. For metaphors in cognitive linguistics, see conceptual metaphor.


  1. It’s a group writing project and the question is: What---s Your Blogging Metaphor?.
  2. The goal of the project was to create a metaphor to explain what blogging is to people not familiar with it.
  3. Char started it, and then Liz jumped on board, and then about a week ago, Dawud Miracle wrote about his blogging metaphor, a Conga line.
  4. You can find links to a lot of interesting posts on the blogging metaphor at, The Complete Metaphor Project Listing and Winners.


  1. A conventional metaphor that structures this dream is called the Event Structure Metaphor.
  2. The Invariance Principle hypothesizes that image-schema structure is always preserved by metaphor.
  3. Lojban's powerful metaphor structure allows building new concepts into words easily, as needed.
  4. The Event Structure Metaphor can be considered to be one of the most widespread of all the conceptual metaphors.
  5. The Structure of Metaphor Metaphors are mappings across conceptual domains.


  1. An alternative metaphor is that conflict is a journey.
  2. We each have an organizing metaphor we use for conflict.


  1. Our everyday metaphor system, which we use to understand concepts as commonplace as TIME, STATE, CHANGE, CAUSATION, PURPOSE, etc.
  2. Lojban's powerful metaphor structure allows building new concepts into words easily, as needed.
  3. In any case the metaphor does not merely entail other concepts, but rather specific aspects of these concepts.


  1. An implicit metaphor is one in which the tenor is not specified but implied.
  2. A submerged metaphor is one in which the vehicle is implied, or indicated by one aspect.

Extended Metaphor

  1. Robert Francis' poem "Catch" relies on an extended metaphor that compares poetry to playing catch.
  2. An extended metaphor is a sustained comparison in which part or all of a poem consists of a series of related metaphors.
  3. An epic or Homeric simile is an extended metaphor containing details about the vehicle that are not, in fact, necessary for the metaphoric purpose.


  1. Lawyers engage in the adversarial process and most commonly use the conflict is war metaphor.
  2. In looking at the word argument, they point out that argument as a container is a commonly used metaphor.
  3. A metaphor is, commonly, a figure of speech used to paint one concept with the attributes normally associated with another.


  1. It also signals to the listener to expect a behavior that matches the metaphor.
  2. The use of metaphor to govern reasoning and behavior based on that reasoning.


  1. A root metaphor is the underlying worldview that shapes an individual's understanding of a situation.
  2. A conceptual metaphor is an underlying association that is systematic in both language and thought.


  1. A dead metaphor is one in which the sense of a transferred image is not present.
  2. Others, however, use dead metaphor for both of these concepts, and use it more generally as a way of describing metaphorical clich--.
  3. Your idea is shallow is an example of a dead metaphor.


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