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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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The frequency of metaphoric use and their potential for richer understanding of human behavior merits study within a managerial realm.
The ricorso, the re-turning from demotic to metaphoric language, will "open your hoard and let all the locked things fly away like cage-birds, [...] and you will be warned that all you had (or knew) was dangerous and potent, not really effectively chained, free and wild" (OFS 6768).
Allegory, while typically considered a symbol, is also a metaphoric form in that it too entails replacing one phenomenon to represent another.
There are other recent examples in the Department of Defense of the creative use of metaphoric extensions and replacements.
The concept of metaphoric analogy that I am proposing is not derived directly from Rahner.
Gerhart and Russell described how the metaphoric process effects such cognitive changes within a person's Weltanschauung, which is an interconnected network of one's known concepts (nodes).
Metaphoric statements can be developed only after basic language rules have been learned (Gentner, 1977, p.
In their review of the supervision literature, Bernard and Goodyear recognized the potential of metaphor to facilitate supervisee development; however, they also noted that many supervisors are not accustomed to introducing metaphors or metaphoric activities into the supervision session.
And while the metaphoric rudder will do the trick, the metaphoric golf club outlined his vision.
Yes, I know that Fields was being metaphoric. While I've not been in his office, I am sure that it is a nice one.
For this study we relied on previous studies in news messages, metaphoric analysis, and election coverage.
The origin of Morgan's model of metaphoric thinking is traced in his early epistemological preoccupations, in particular his need for a device to link the levels of paradigm and theory in his model.