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

  •  Fachun Zhang    
  •  Jianpeng Hu    


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.

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