Metaphor Translation from the Perspective of Conceptual Metaphor Theory: Based on the Analysis of Imagery“红酥手”in Song Ci



Metaphor can be considered as a figure of speech. Moreover, it also represents a human cognitive activity, manifesting its cultural information. Considerable imageries,which contains numerous metaphorical meanings, are existed in Chinese poetry, therefore, metaphor translation must be accurate, complete and expressive. Based on the Conceptual Metaphor Theory, this paper does an analysis of  the imagery of plum dim sum in Lu You’s poem: Phoenix Hairpin, probing into the meanings, inculding denotation and connotation of the imagery. Meanwhile, a translation strategy in poetic metaphor would be summarized.


Metaphor; Cultural information; Conceptual Metaphor Theory; Plum Dim sum; Translation strategy

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