Department of English

Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University

2202242  Introduction to the Study of English Poetry





The irony of metaphor:

you are closest to something

when naming what itís not.

--Beth Ann Fennelly


dead metaphor

diminishing metaphor

extended metaphor

mixed metaphor



Further Information
  • Lakoff, George, and Mark Turner.  More than Cool Reason: A Field Guide to Poetic Metaphor.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989.

  • Martin, Wallace.  "Metaphor."  The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics. Eds. Alex Preminger, Terry V. F. Brogan, and Frank J. Warnke. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1993.  760-66.






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