Cognitive metaphor

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  • What Is Lakoff's Family-Based Model Of Political Morality?

    There are few empirical studies conducted to test the validity of the proposed models. Cienki (2004, 2005a, 2005b) are the first contribution to the linguistic investigation of the models. He merged between the quantitative and qualitative approaches. Cienki (2004) conducted an analysis in order to empirically testing Lakoff’s models. His corpus was a televised debates between George W. Bush and Al Gore before the US before the presidential campaign in October 2000. Cienki searched for the central metaphors for the SF and NP morality which he extracted from Lakoff’s (2002). His concern was the actual representation of the two sets of conceptual metaphors that translate Lakoff’s proposition of conceptual structure which describes the American…

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  • Metonymy In Dance

    meaning that are not, or even cannot, be present in words alone” (Kövecses 72). Dance, at its simplest definition, is but an exaggeration of these human gestures; the choreographer can manipulate the movement presented to the audience to ensure the successful communication of ideas without words. While the absence of words can be a powerful tool on stage, it creates challenges when dancers try to communicate to each other ideas about the field of dance, or when they attempt to communicate their…

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  • Theme For English B Analysis

    of another work. Altering the worldview of the reader opens opportunities for new ideas and understandings. When analyzing The Cave by Plato, Metaphors We Live By by George Lakoff and Mark Johnson, and On Communication by David Bohm through the lens of the poem Theme for English B by Langston Hughes, readers’ eyes are opened to new perspectives. The poem Theme for English B helps the reader of The Cave to see how identity can be misconstrued…

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  • My Father's Garden David Wagoner Analysis

    on his or her father’s work, his hobbies, and his education in this poignant tribute. With the author’s use of metaphors, similes, and alliteration, the poem emerges as a cautionary tale to show the impact of industrialization. With an extensive use of metaphors, Wagoner emphasizes the environment the father works in each day. To begin with, the speaker describes his father’s workplace as an “open hearth” (line 1). This description of the father’s workplace evokes a feeling of heat and…

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  • Gwen Harwood Father And Child Poem

    and Eve ‘we pick our last fruits of the temporal’. This emphasises possible beliefs that spirituality pervades every aspect of life and is important in preparations for death. ‘Ancient innocence’ establishes the cyclical nature of age and the effects of time, resulting in a role reversal- he is the one who leans on her now. There is a tone of peace and resignation. This is the personas journey from ignorance to acceptance of death as uncontrollable and inevitable, as seen through the use of…

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  • Picnic Lightning By Billy Collins Analysis

    Billy Collins, former United States poet laureate, penned many famous poems, including “Nostalgia,” “Japan,” and “Picnic, Lightning.” His poem “Picnic Lightning” is a five-stanza piece centering on the idea of “chance.” Collins chooses to begin his poem with a quote from Vladmir Nabokov’s Lolita. Collins’ style of writing lacks many traditional poetic devices such as a structured meter, but Collins uses other devices to deliver his central purpose. In “Picnic, Lightning,” Collins creates a…

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  • Personification, And Symbolism In Mary Oliver's Sleeping In The Forest

    thought the earth remembered me, she took me back so tenderly,”( line1), introducing the earth as a female in the beginning of the poem“Sleeping In The Forest” was a bold move made by Mary Oliver. The poet uses metonymy, personification, and symbolism to move the direction of the audiences thought of a forest into a whole new idea of peace and softness. Her main idea is to show how men view women in their full integrity through the correspondence of a dark forest and a woman. The speaker is…

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  • Analysis Of The Lighters By Rennie Mcquilkin

    In poems “The Lighters” and “Nursing,” Rennie McQuilkin articulates the variety and complexity of his feelings towards the sickening and passing of his mother. To vividly illustrate his sentimental attachments, McQuilkin extensively and effectively utilizes literary techniques such as contrasts, diction, and allusions in these two poems, leaving an accessible yet woeful depiction of his desperation and resignation in response to his mother’s suffering. McQuilkin frequently employs sharp…

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  • After Apple Picking By Robert Frost Meaning

    The picking of fruit off a dirt organism In the poem “After Apple-Picking” by Robert Frost there is a complex message as most poem or works of literature do. In this specific poem there is a message of death or the thought of death and how the narrator feels about how his life was lived and when his own personal end will come. As he thinks his life was to repetitive and not as he wanted it since he is just a simple apple picker. In the pome Robert Frost mentioned “Long ...Or just human sleep”…

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  • Archetypal Criticism In In The Time Of The Butterflies

    Archetypal Criticism in In the Time of the Butterflies Recurring symbols and themes can be found in just about any form of literature. These archetypes can easily be spotted when using a literary theory. A literary theory is used to analyze and interpret literature. Archetypal Criticism is a literary theory that focuses on common archetypes in literature. Archetypal Criticism claims that certain characters recur in literature, and there are no new stories (Davidson). Archetypal Criticism can be…

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