Publication details [#14352]

Al-Hajaj, Jinan. 2014. Conceptual/Cognitive Metaphor Theory: Some Insights into Metaphorical Conceptual Mappings in Poetry. Journal of Basra Researchers for Human Sciences 38 (4) : 83–104. 22 pp. URL
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Basrah University


Conceptual metaphor has been extensively researched into in the last decades as the discoveries about the mechanisms of thought and cognition are evidencing its complexity and appeal. According to Conceptual Metaphor Theory linguistic metaphors are surface realizations of deep-structure conceptual connections. This paper analyses Wordsworth’s My Heart Leaps Up and Philip Larkin’s Toads from this perspective.