Simile in English: from Description to Translation

@inproceedings{Pierini2007SimileIE,
  title={Simile in English: from Description to Translation},
  author={Patrizia Pierini},
  year={2007}
}
Simile is much less investigated than metaphor, alt hough it occurs as frequently in discourse. This paper aims to provide an account of similes in English, which serves as the starting point for an exploration of the proble ms they can pose when translated into Italian. First, it deals with the nature and functi on of similes, the criteria for their classification, and their interpretation. Then, it examines a range of similes illustrating the translation problems they can pose, and discuss es… CONTINUE READING

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