Publication details [#13833]

da Silva Neto, Antonio Cilírio, Dieysa Kanyela; Pereira Herênio Fossile and Kerlly Karine Pereira Herênio. 2015. A metáfora no livro didático de Ensino Médio: um estudo feito a partir dos manuais aprovados pelo PNLD 2014. Fórum Lingüístico 12 (3) : 771–785. 15 pp.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Brazilian Portuguese
Place, Publisher
Florianópolis, SC, BR: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina


The purpose of this article is to analyze how metaphor is currently treated in three different Portuguese language manuals. For a proper analysis, the theoretical basis includes not only the contributions of Silva (1997), Baptist (2003, 2004), and Bunzen (2005, 2007, 2014), as well as the PNLD’s manuals (2014), but also those concerning metaphor such as Black (1962, 1966, 1992, 1993), Lakoff and Johnson (2002 [1980]), Sardinha (2007), and Fossile (2011a, 2011b, 2013a, 2014). It must be highlighted that the results presented are not definitive. However, based on the study which has been carried out, it is pertinent to observe that the traditional metaphor as a linguistic ornament and related to rhetorical and poetical language is still present in the current of the Portuguese Language manuals.