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Formal aspects of metaphor
Alan Bailin

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Formal aspects of metaphor
a study in structural poetics
by Alan Bailin.

Published 1982 by McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada .

About the Book

This dissertation is concerned with the formal analysis of metaphor. It focuses particular attention upon metaphor in literary works. The proposals in the dissertation concern: (1) what entities are included in a "metaphorical extension"--that is, the class of conceivable entities to which a word or phrase can be taken to apply truly under a particular metaphorical interpretation; (2) what we conventionally understood a metaphorically interpreted word or phrase to mean or imply (as opposed to suggest or connote); (3) how we can understand propositions which are literally inconsistent to be consistent because of metaphorical interpretation; (4) what we conventionally understand a metaphorically interpreted word or phrase to suggest or connote.

First Sentence

At least since Aristotle, scholars have considered metaphor to be an important aspect of literary composition.

Edition Notes

Thesis (Ph. D.)--McGill University, 1983.

Bibliography: leaves 400-437.

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437 leaves.
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