Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Chicks Dig Metaphors

A metaphor is a glorious thing
A diamond ring
The first day of summer
A metaphor is a breath of fresh air
A turn-on
An aphrodisiac

--Sparks
"Metaphor" <----- CLICK HERE

[OPEN IN NEW TAB OR WINDOW AND LISTEN WHILE READING]

Chris at Mixing Memory has reposted an excellent series on metaphor:

Metaphor I: A Brief History of Metaphors in Cognitive Science

Metaphor II: "Metaphor Is Like Analogy"

Don't don't don't don't
Don't mix them

We we we
Won't mix them

--ibid
Alternate perspectives from Cognitive Linguistics can be found here:

Gilles Fauconnier


Blending and Conceptual Integration

Conceptual Blending

And of course from the name that Chris dare not type: Lakoff

[Honestly, Chris, what do you have against the man? Never mind.]


EVERYBODY NOW!
DANCING IS REQUIRED!
Chicks dig dig
d-i-g
dig dig metaphors

--ibid

[but maybe he's getting to Cognitive Linguistics... oh look, yes he does]

Metaphor III: Metaphor Is Categorization

Use them wisely
Use them well
And you'll never know the hell
Of loneliness

--ibid

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2 Comments:

At July 20, 2006 2:46 PM, Blogger Chris said...

Definitely best to read this while listening to the song.

By the way, I wrote a post on blending once, which I mention only because I still enjoy the title:

The Grand Theory of All Thought

 
At July 20, 2006 3:04 PM, Blogger The Neurocritic said...

Yeah, doesn't work at all without the audio.

 

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