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The Resource Metaphor, Denis Donoghue

Metaphor, Denis Donoghue

Label
Metaphor
Title
Metaphor
Statement of responsibility
Denis Donoghue
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Denis Donoghue turns his attention to the practice of metaphor and to its lesser cousins, simile, metonym, and synecdoche. Metaphor ("a carrying or bearing across") supposes that an ordinary word could have been used in a statement but hasn't been. Instead, something else, something unexpected, appears. The point of a metaphor is to enrich the reader's experience by bringing different associations to mind. The force of a good metaphor is to give something a different life, a new life. The essential character of metaphor, Donoghue says, is prophetic. Metaphors intend to change the world by changing our sense of it. At the center of Donoghue's study is the idea that metaphor permits the greatest freedom in the use of language because it exempts language from the local duties of reference and denotation. He also addresses the question of whether or not metaphors can ever truly die.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Donoghue, Denis
Dewey number
808/.032
Index
index present
LC call number
P301.5.M48
LC item number
D66 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Metaphor
  • Metaphor in literature
Label
Metaphor, Denis Donoghue
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Figure -- After Aristotle -- No resemblance -- "It ensures that nothing goes without a name" -- Not quite against metaphor -- The motive for metaphor
Control code
858610726
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9780674430662
Lccn
2013037066
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Label
Metaphor, Denis Donoghue
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Figure -- After Aristotle -- No resemblance -- "It ensures that nothing goes without a name" -- Not quite against metaphor -- The motive for metaphor
Control code
858610726
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9780674430662
Lccn
2013037066
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.

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