A Study of Metaphor and its Application in Language?Learning and Teaching

Fachun Zhang, Jianpeng Hu

Abstract


Metaphor is more a vehicle of cognizing the world than purely a rhetorical device. This paper first gives a brief review of traditional metaphor and modern metaphor in the West and then devotes a large space to elaborate on reasons for emergence of metaphor, characteristics of metaphor, working mechanism of metaphor, and then proposes suggestions on its application in language learning and teaching.


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/ies.v2n2p77

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