Shelestiuk (2006) Approaches to Metaphor: Structure, Classifications, Cognate Phenomena

Abstract

The article aspires to present a systematized view on the contemporary understanding of metaphor essence and structure, reviews various classifications of metaphor, and discusses cognate 'similarity-based' phenomena in natural language. The opposing views on metaphor as a three- and two-component structure are reconciled in the article through the analysis of different kinds of metaphors. Three types of classifications of metaphor semantic, structural and functional - are specified and reviewed. Finally, the article examines the cognate phenomena, viz. metaphoric personification (prosopopoeia, pathetic fallacy, apostrophe), animalification, metaphoric antonomasia, metaphoric allusion, metaphoric periphrasis, synesthesia, allegory, and metaphoric symbolism.

Citation Helen V. Shelestiuk (2006). Approaches to Metaphor: Structure, Classifications, Cognate Phenomena. Semiotica, vol. 161 no. 1-4, pp. 333–343. DOI

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BibTex entry for this article:

@article{shelestiuk2006approaches,
author = {Shelestiuk, Helen V.},
doi = {10.1515/SEM.2006.069},
isbn = {0037-1998},
issn = {00371998},
journal = {Semiotica},
number = {1-4},
pages = {333--343},
title = {{Approaches to Metaphor: Structure, Classifications, Cognate Phenomena}},
volume = {161},
year = {2006}
}

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Keywords:

Classifications, Cognate Phenomena, Metaphor Structure

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