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  • Does this mean there is a verb "to metaphy"? Ugh. I always thought that "the thing known" was what we called the metaphor.

    March 15, 2009

  • Metaphor is made up of the thing known vs. the thing unknown, the metaphrand. The intention of the metaphor is to illuminate the metaphrand by giving it some of the features of the metaphier. E.g., "My hatred was a burning coal in my heart." Hatred = metaphrand, burning coal = metaphier.

    Julian Jaynes

    March 15, 2009