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Herteg, Crina. 2008. Temporal metaphors and the expressiveness of verbs in fictional units. Cadernos de Semiótica 9 (2) : 179–188. 10 pp.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
English

Abstract

The tenses can generate stylistic values by means of the meaning which they imprint communication with; the frequency and chronology of events can represent criteria which help us in identifying the expressive particularities of verbal tenses. The degree of expressiveness in a text can reach a high level when the presence of a verb is doubled by the presence of figures of speech, among which the most relevant one is the metaphor. (Crina Herteg)