Tag Archives: Metaphor

Metaphors used in the English language

There is plenty of fish in the sea- This is a term commonly used when telling someone that there is many other options (people) available, so don’t stress about any one individual. America is the land of opportunity and this … Continue reading

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A Metaphor with Long History: Chinese Metaphor

Almost all Chinese metaphor use can reveal the long history of China. For example, This man is an iron rooster means that this man is extremely mean, because other people even can’t get a feather from him. In Chinese culture, … Continue reading

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Conceptual Metaphors

The English language is filled with conceptual metaphors. From time to love to language itself, anything and everything can be put in a different context. Here are some that English speakers may not realize they use every day: Political Personification- … Continue reading

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Metaphors and Values

After speaking English all of my life, not once have I thought about the fact that my first language has a heavy usage of metaphor until I read excerpts from George Lakoff and Mark Johnson’s book Metaphors We Live By. I realized … Continue reading

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