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Formal aspects of metaphor : a study in structural poetics

This dissertation is concerned with the formal analysis of metaphor. It focuses particular attention upon metaphor in literary works. The framework for the analysis is developed from a theory of textual meaning originally formulated by Irena Bellert. / The proposals in the dissertation concern: (1) what entities are included in a "metaphorical extension"--that is, the class of conceivable entities to which a word or phrase can be taken to apply truly under a particular metaphorical interpretation; (2) what we conventionally understood a metaphorically intepreted word or phrase to mean or imply (as opposed to suggest or connote); (3) how we can understand propositions which are literally inconsistent to be consistent because of metaphorical interpretation; (4) what we conventionally understand a metaphorically interpreted word or phrase to suggest or connote.
Date January 1982
CreatorsBailin, Alan.
PublisherMcGill University
Source SetsLibrary and Archives Canada ETDs Repository / Centre d'archives des thèses électroniques de Bibliothèque et Archives Canada
Detected LanguageEnglish
TypeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation
CoverageDoctor of Philosophy (Department of English.)
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Relationalephsysno: 000157766, proquestno: AAINK64456, Theses scanned by UMI/ProQuest.

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