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Metaphor as argument

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dc.contributor.author Badran, Dany
dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-20T12:41:37Z
dc.date.available 2018-04-20T12:41:37Z
dc.date.copyright 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1461-7293 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/7450
dc.description.abstract One of the most intriguing questions in both stylistic and rhetorical analyses relates to determining textual effect on readers, aesthetic or otherwise. Whether the power of the text is directly associated with the role of the text producer and his or her intentions, the linguistic, paralinguistic, extralinguistic and situational context of the text, the background and socio-cognitive expectations of the reader, or a combination of some or all of these factors (or other factors) is a question that is still the subject of stylistic and rhetorical analysis today. This article is a further step in this direction. It attempts to investigate one dimension of textual effect, namely uniformity in reader reaction to an argumentative poem entitled Dinner with the Cannibal, by focusing on the roles that genre and metaphor play in ideologically positioning readers. It argues, on the one hand, that literature is the dominant genre in this hybrid literary-argumentative poem, channelling the readers’ initial interpretations almost exclusively in the interest of more traditional literary interpretative approaches. On the other hand, and more importantly, it focuses on the role that metaphor, as a cognitive link between text producer and reader, plays in the construction of an extremely controlled, uniform interpretation of the argumentative dimension to the poem. The overall effect of the way genre and metaphor function in this argumentative poem, it is concluded, is highly ideological. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Metaphor as argument en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle a stylistic genre-based approach en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200603435 en_US
dc.author.department English en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Language and Literature en_US
dc.journal.volume 21 en_US
dc.journal.issue 2 en_US
dc.article.pages 119-135 en_US
dc.keywords Dinner with the Cannibal en_US
dc.keywords Genre en_US
dc.keywords Ideology en_US
dc.keywords Metaphor en_US
dc.keywords Pedagogical stylistics en_US
dc.keywords Postcolonial literature en_US
dc.keywords (the) reader en_US
dc.keywords Rhetoric en_US
dc.keywords Witti Ihimaera en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0963947011435858 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Badran, D. (2012). Metaphor as argument: A stylistic genre-based approach. Language and Literature, 21(2), 119-135. en_US
dc.author.email dany.badran@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0963947011435858 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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