Nature and Classification of Poetical Metaphor

Qiong LEI

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Metaphor is by some interpreted as a kind of human thinking mode and cognitive means instead of a linguistic phenomenon merely. This paper aims at exploring the nature and features of metaphor in English poetry. Systematically, poetical metaphor is classified into three groups according to the existing forms.
Key words: poetical metaphor, features, classification
Résumé: Metaphor is by some interpreted as a kind of human thinking mode and cognitive means instead of a linguistic phenomenon merely. This paper aims at exploring the nature and features of metaphor in English poetry. Systematically, poetical metaphor is classified into three groups according to the existing forms.
Mots-Clés: poetical metaphor, features, classification

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/j.css.1923669720070304.010

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