Between extended metaphor and allegory: is blending enough?

  title={Between extended metaphor and allegory: is blending enough?},
  author={P. Crisp},
  journal={Language and Literature},
  pages={291 - 308}
  • P. Crisp
  • Published 2008
  • Philosophy
  • Language and Literature
Allegory can both be related to and differentiated from extended, linguistic metaphor. From one point of view it is simply a super-extended metaphor; from another however it involves a shift from a consciously apprehended metaphorical blend to a consciously apprehended fictional situation. Understanding the nature of this shift involves the issue of blending. Although almost vacuous in its most general versions, if construed as a theory of specifically figurative forms of thought, blending… Expand

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