The Contemporary Theory of Metaphor

  title={The Contemporary Theory of Metaphor},
  author={G. Lakoff},
  • G. Lakoff
  • Published 1993
  • Psychology
  • The Contemporary Theory of Metaphor George Lakoff Do not go gentle into that good night. -Dylan Thomas Death is the mother of beauty . . . -Wallace Stevens, “Sunday Morningq Introduction These famous lines by Thomas and Stevens are examples of what classical theorists, at least since Aristotle, have referred to as metaphor: instances of novel poetic language in which words like “mother,q “go,q and “nightq are not used in their normal everyday senses. In classical theories of language, metaphor… CONTINUE READING
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