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  • n. the power of a metaphor


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  • One should not take these figures for metaphors metaphoricity implies exappropriation, nor determine them according to the grammatical opposition of active/passive.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • So what he says about the vital metaphoricity of poetic language in A Defence of Poetry is as Hogle has shown more to do with transferential agility.

    _Queen Mab_ as Topological Repertoire

  • In The Rule of Metaphor, Ricoeur argues that there is a linguistic imagination that "generates and regenerates meaning through the living power of metaphoricity." [

    Paul Ricoeur

  • Filofiction, which indicates not only the productivity of Filo - as a prefix but the metaphoricity of the element) and six citations; Neologisms, in its short entry and one citation, leaves the user to derive what he can about the metaphoric uses of the word.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XVIII No 3


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