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Yang, Qi, Zhao Gao and Yang Li. 2019. Factors contributing to the aesthetic attractiveness of metaphors in a complimentary context. Lingua 217 : 69–79.
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Amsterdam: Elsevier


This paper explores what factors conduce to metaphor aesthetic attractiveness (MMA) in a romantic context where men compliment women using metaphorical language. MMA is positively correlated with romance, arousal, figurativeness and imageability. MMA may be defined by the social setting, a communicator's motivation and specific linguistic aspects.