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Vandendorpe, Christian. 1995. La figure comme instance cognitive. Caplletra. Revista Internacional de Filologia 30 (1) : 25–36. 12 pp.
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According to the author a central element in the definition of a figure is its effect. A figure results in the rupture of the hearer's comprehension routines, which leads to an abrupt reorganisation of his/her mental space. Metaphor and irony are cases in point. (Fred Van Besien)