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figurative

adjective allegoric, allegorical, anagogic, anagogical, depictive, descriptive, emblematic, emblematical, evidential, exhibitive, expressive, figural, illustrative, imitative, implicative, indicatory, metaphoric, metaphorical, pictographic, pictorial, portraying, representational, representative, satirical, simulative, standing for, suggestive, symbolic, symbolical, symbolizing, symptomatic, typical, vivid
See also: representative
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In this sense, the overt joy (or even lust) of telling and the concomitant figurativeness can be seen as the protagonist's disengagement from the excruciating gravity of the world in which he lives, as his escape into a parallel universe.
which not only do not reveal any shade of humour, but have completely worn out any figurativeness of their vehicles, coming to function just as hyperboles meaning 'very'.
Due to this speaker-bound figurativeness and "connotability," the number of its possible readings (motivated by Level 4 semes) is very high, which results in an extreme scattering of the readings proposed, enabling one central reading (motivated by a Level 3 seme) to take an absolutely dominant position.
As a writer, I like words and their amazing capacity for clarity and precision as well as floridity and figurativeness.
Recent investigations of metaphor, such as Paul de Man's Aesthetic Ideology (1996) and Paul Ricoeur's Rule of Metaphor (1973), have identified the function of metaphor as not merely a figure of speech that helps expand the language by fusing a word with another one in order to produce a Hegelian synthesis, but as the essence of all figurativeness that makes even our expanding thought possible.
1966) (using same example to argue for initial figurativeness of language); cf.