Monday, August 27, 2012

Metaphor

Cyclone as metaphor for political revolution (...
Cyclone as metaphor for political revolution (election of 1894). A political cartoon by illustrator S.D. Ehrhart, shows a farm woman labeled “Democratic Party” sheltering from a tornado of political change. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
"When we link things metaphorically we recognise similarity in difference, we think one thing in terms of attributes of another."

"To be human is to think through metaphors."

"Metaphors are thus the very medium and outcome of our analysis."

Tilley, C., 'Metaphor, Materiality and Interpretation' in Buchli, V., (2002) (Ed.), The Material Culture Reader, Berg, Oxford.

The Mind is a Metaphor Database
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