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Department
English
Course
ENGLISH 1A03
Professor
Jeffery Donaldson
Semester
Winter

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January 28/2013 Day 6 English 1A03 Metaphor is a relation between two things “My love is like a red red rose” “Joseph is a fruitful bought” “The swan’s gondoliering legs” A = B or A = not –A - Metaphor as assimilation - Metaphor as invention Metaphor is not illogical, but counter-logical - Its identifications are governed by a logic that is not immediately evident, though we will intuit at the same time that the metaphor “makes sense” to us somehow Why is it significant that we can think metaphorically? - The act of creating identities between unlike things, seems to evoke the possibility of a world where any identification can be made. After all, if logical plausibility is not a limiting factor, then anything is potentially identifiable with anything else - What we’re looking at then, once we implicitly allow for the act of metaphor, is a world of possibility rather than of necessity, in which everything is
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