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metaphor

A high-level similarity between different things or processes. Metaphors can reflect a deep structural resonance or merely a superficial resemblance; cultural assumptions often rest on metaphors, which can be both incisive and misleading, valuable and dangerous.
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One of the characteristics of metaphorical frames that appears to influence which underlying mechanism these frames are processed through is the novelty of the metaphor that is used to frame (e.
The conventional tollbooth metaphor, often used in the United States to talk about net neutrality (i.
The role of metaphor in the creation of x-phemisms is crucial, because metaphorical construal creates a particular perspective on the taboo concept.
Furthermore, the author gives his interpretation of the world knowledge that allows for the metaphor and the values it entails in the representation of the target concept.
For both groups, the metaphor that "life is a journey" was expressed most frequently.
5% said they would have given the same metaphor and 4 gave no answer.
As Ann Sullivan points out, "The familial metaphor crosses all cultural and societal constraints because even in the most dysfunctional families, most of us have some sense of what a perfect father could look like.
In essence, metaphor is a figure of speech which concerns two elements in a communication system which merge and change each other; it is derived from the Greek meta meaning "over" and pherein meaning "to carry" (Ben-Amos 2000: 152).
Using metaphor theory as presented by George Lakoff and Mark Johnson, (2) this paper presents four conceptual metaphors found in four international internet policy documents: The internet is a transit/carrier system, data/code is an object, computers are human proxies, and the internet has real world geography.
Conceiving of metaphor primarily as a matter of thought licenses the claim that linguistic metaphors are just one of the many possible manifestations of the associations (conceptual metaphors) in our mind.
Consequently, metaphor enables teachers to move beyond their current understanding by providing a view of the situation that highlights aspects previously less salient.
As Lakoff and Johnson mention in their work [6], metaphor is a basic way of human thinking.