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Metaphor

  • By: Catherine Wearing
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Metaphors—figurative uses of language in which a word or phrase that ordinarily designates one thing is used to designate another—occur across languages and across uses of language, from ordinary conversation to literary and scientific writings. In spite of the prevalence of ...