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October 15, 2005

Thoughts on metaphor - thinking while I type

After spending much of the day with dictonarys and thesauri - both paper and electronic, Google, and a variety of wiki's I'm beginning to think I can't talk about metaphor without, at least, touching on intertextuality.  Are metaphors by definition often intertextual?  It would seem that they would almost have to be, otherwise their hidden meaning would be opaque to the reader.  Actually as I think about it there would have to be multiple layers of available intertextuality as the metaphor becomes a text related to itself across sites of usage.  Hummm more thinking is required.

Posted by prolurkr at October 15, 2005 07:31 PM

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Interesting question. I've just been reading a paper on Culture which has a good section on metaphor... you can find it here:

Vygotsky’s mediational psychology: A new conceptualization of culture, signification and metaphor (

Enjoy (and hope it's useful).

Posted by: mcwacky at October 16, 2005 04:49 AM