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Caraher, Brian G. 1981. Metaphor as contradiction: A grammar and epistemology of poetic metaphor. Philosophy and Rhetoric 14 (2) : 69–88.
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Metaphor is said to be grounded in the process of contradiction and to thereby offer its own activity as its necessary and sufficient origin. The claim is supported by a distinction between aesthetic and deconstructive irony.