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Metaphor

Author: Denis Donoghue
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Denis Donoghue turns his attention to the practice of metaphor and to its lesser cousins, simile, metonym, and synecdoche. Metaphor ("a carrying or bearing across") supposes that an ordinary word could have been used in a statement but hasn't been. Instead, something else, something unexpected, appears. The point of a metaphor is to enrich the reader's experience by bringing different associations to mind. The force  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Denis Donoghue
ISBN: 9780674430662 0674430662
OCLC Number: 858610726
Description: 232 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Figure --
After Aristotle --
No resemblance --
"It ensures that nothing goes without a name" --
Not quite against metaphor --
The motive for metaphor.
Responsibility: Denis Donoghue.

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Metaphor supposes that an ordinary word could have been used, but instead something unexpected appears. The point of a metaphor is to enrich experience by bringing different associations to mind, by  Read more...

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[A] subtle and engrossing new book Full of wild and beautiful examples.--Michael Wood"Irish Times" (04/26/2014)" For almost half a century Denis Donoghue has written stylish, weighty books, Read more...

 
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