Explorations in Stylistics - Andrew Goatly

Explorations in Stylistics - Andrew Goatly

Conceptual metaphor, its paradoxes, modifications and distortions in the poetry of John Donne

Explorations in Stylistics - Andrew Goatly

Andrew Goatly [+-]
Lingnan University
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Andrew Goatly has considerable experience in teaching English language and literature in colleges and universities in the UK, Rwanda, Thailand, Austria, and Singapore. He is at present Professor in the English Department of Lingnan University in Hong Kong. He is the author of The Language of Metaphors (Routledge 1997, 2nd edition, 2010), Critical Reading and Writing (Routledge 2000), Washing the Brain: Metaphor and Hidden Ideology (Benjamins 2007)and Humour and Meaning (Cambridge University Press, 2011).

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This chapter concerns itself with the extent to which John Donne in his Songs and Sonnets and religious poems relies on and exploits metaphorical patterns variously known as conceptual metaphors, root analogies or metaphor themes. These are conceptually important metaphors whose importance is manifest in the frequent number of types of metaphorical lexical items realising them in the vocabulary of English, or in the frequency of tokens of them in text.

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Goatly, Andrew. Conceptual metaphor, its paradoxes, modifications and distortions in the poetry of John Donne. Explorations in Stylistics. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 177 - 218 Dec 2008. ISBN 9781845539085. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=21970. Date accessed: 21 Feb 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.21970. Dec 2008

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