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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (1): 93–121.
Published: 01 February 2017
..., as well as in interaction theory. However, the asymmetry of visual metaphor, in which concepts are depicted in images, is debated in the existing literature. The authors argue that the main reason behind this is that images lack an explicit copula (“X is Y”); so it is not always clear what a visual...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (4): 571–588.
Published: 01 December 2023
... in painting, because where metaphors lead us to see one thing in the light of the other, so with hybrid creatures we can see either or any part of the hybrid in the light of the other part or parts. With some of the similarities between metaphorical speech and visual perception and interpretation identified...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (3): 423–470.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Daniel W. Gleason In this essay I investigate how image metaphorsmetaphors that link one concrete object to another, such as “her spread hand was a starfish”—promote visualization in the reader. Focusing on image metaphors in Imagist poetry, I assert that the two terms (e.g., the hand...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (4): 545–570.
Published: 01 December 2023
... that language has a freezing effect in the case of an extreme visual phenomenon such as the hybrid, it is all the more restraining in moderate artistic compositions, such as visual metaphors, in which properties of one component (the source) are applied to the other (the target). In those, nonconceptuality...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (4): 505–511.
Published: 01 December 2023
..., visual hybrids’ relations to metaphors, hybrids in the visual arts, cultural analyses of visual hybrids, and visual hybrids and cognition. The issue spans such themes as categorization theories as well as technological, ethnic, and biological hybrids, which are also presented from the vantage point...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 February 2017
... . Indurkhya Bipin Ojha Amitash 2016 “Interpreting Visual Metaphors: Asymmetry and Reversibility.” Special issue , Poetics Today 38 , no. 1 : 93 – 122 . Jackendoff Ray Aaron David 1991 “More than Cool Reason: A Field Guide to Poetic Metaphor by George Lakoff; Mark Turner...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (1): 209–211.
Published: 01 February 2017
.... Notes on Contributors 211 Amitash Ojha is currently a researcher at the University of Cagliari, Italy. He got his PhD in cognitive science from IIIT-H, India. His PhD thesis was entitled “An Empirical Study on Visual Metaphors,” in which he conducted empirical studies including eye tracking...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (3): 551–605.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Siglind Bruhn Not only poets may respond to a work of visual art with a creative act in their own medium, transposing the style and structure, the message and metaphors from the visual to the verbal. Composers, more and more frequently,are also exploring this interartistic mode of transfer...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (4): 631–646.
Published: 01 December 2023
.... It points to the act of the human meeting with the world that is strongly driven by the visual. As Ernesto Grassi ( 2001 ) later points out, the ingenium, and the metaphor as its main operation, grounds the rhetorical mode of speech, making it imaginative, figurative, and pictorial (see also Aczél 2011...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (4): 703–733.
Published: 01 December 2018
... “ Dugald Stewart: His Development in Scottish and European Context ,” special issue, of History of European Ideas 38 , no 1 : 1 – 178 . Indurkhya Bipin Ojha Amitash 2017 “ Interpreting Visual Metaphors: Asymmetry and Reversibility ,” Poetics Today 38 : 93 – 121...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (4): 687–689.
Published: 01 December 2023
... and Philosophy of Art and Design and the Interdisciplinary Design Graduate Program at Shenkar College. She specializes in aesthetics, philosophy of art and design, visual ontology and perception, and metaphors theories. Her current project “Visualism”: A New Externalist, Broad Version of Formalism in Aesthetics...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (1): 3–33.
Published: 01 March 2006
... origins of the metaphors that aesthetics “lived by” in mid-eighteenth-century France and in Russia at the beginning of the twentieth century. What kind of cultural crisis engenders the cult of difficulty and retardation? How is this aesthetics connected to the idea of freedom? In order to answer...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (1): 123–140.
Published: 01 February 2017
... Science 35 , no. 8 : 1456 – 88 . Zhong Chen-Bo Leonardelli Geoffrey J. 2008 “Cold and Lonely: Does Social Exclusion Literally Feel Cold?,” Psychological Science 19 , no. 9 : 838 – 42 . comparison visual metaphor conceptual metaphor grammatical asymmetry...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (4): 695–727.
Published: 01 December 2003
... particularly instructive for the present attempt to exam- ine the space between thing and theory. Martin Jay (1993a: 1) has playfully reminded us that, ‘‘if we actively focus our attention on [the ubiquity of visual metaphors], vigilantly...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (4): 697–727.
Published: 01 December 2022
... example, from Ivan Bunin's ( 2002 ) short story “Sunstroke,” also concerns a belated revelation of feelings and is even more emphatic in its use of visual metaphor. “Sunstroke” tells a story about a chance encounter between a lieutenant and a nameless woman on a Volga steamboat. Feeling an instant...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (3): 439–469.
Published: 01 September 2003
...- tial for metaphorical extension is dramatically increased when the Vision framework occurs in combination with the other modes of conceptualiza- tion that we are about to examine. As I will soon demonstrate,Tolstoy often relies on visual metaphors of this kind—as well as on their latent potential...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (2): 309–334.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Matias Nurminen Abstract The article analyzes how allusive cognitive metaphors (ACMs) function as a persuasive narrative strategy in contemporary social media–fueled storytelling cultures. The ACM is a concise way of combining intertextual and metaphorical meaning-making for use in viral...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (3): 517–560.
Published: 01 September 2009
... • Languages of Art 521 phors that consider visual art in terms of language, and all use many of the same metaphoric words to describe their art, such as language, story, and so forth. It is against the background of these similarities that the divisions in these artists’ conceptualizations...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (2): 353–370.
Published: 01 June 2008
... and Japanese poetic texts, revealing the metaphor-icon links variously manifested on visual, oral, grammatical, and conceptual levels; and (3) further consideration of metaphor and iconicity in grammar and discourse in general. Here, Hiraga focuses on the visual/oral distinctions between logographic...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (4): 519–562.
Published: 01 December 2013
... provides the criterion of visibility. Things that can be seen are believed to exist, therefore metaphors that specify visual objects lend credi- bility to the idea that there truly was a figure in the carpet. By contrast, the primary metaphor ESSENCE IS INTERNAL is associated with the quality of being...