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From taking a glance at the English language it is surprising to discover exactly how many of the phrases we use to communicate are conceptual metaphors. Understanding things in the context of others is nothing new, but discovering exactly how … Continue reading

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Conceptual Metaphors

For North Americans whose first language is English, we utilize conceptual metaphors in our everyday speech in order to relate ideas and events. A lot of times we speak as if our Behavior is a Play. For example, when someone is … Continue reading

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The Backbone of Language: Conceptual Metaphors

As I began to ponder on the idea of conceptual metaphors in English, I followed the path of poetry, around the gate of knowledge, to the intersection of thought. 1. “For Love is immortality.” My favorite poet, Emily Dickinson, has a … Continue reading

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