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This fantastic animation is sought for language by trafficking between figurative and literal animals and by literalizing metaphor itself as animal "transport" or carryover, as if its status as metaphor might be elided by the equation of its literalized "is.
While these unseemly behaviors are understood on the page, literalizing these metaphoric conceptualizations closes down their rhetorical value.
Ray's reading of the politics of The Tempest extends the literalizing of this metaphor even further, arguing that Sycorax's rule and her literal shape "challenges the European 'head over body' paradigm in form and function" (153).
But even more important for the psychological and physiological correspondences I have been tracing is the literalizing trope of Hamlet's bloodthirstiness.
Finally, the president's plain, matter-of-fact delivery contributed to the literalizing effect of his organization, causal reasoning, and quasi-logical arguments, beginning from the moment he marched toward the speaker's rostrum carrying only a black folder (Jones 1989, vii).
I thought it was wonderful,'' Yeston says, ``I thought it was everything that a great, literalizing movie should be.
Politically correct people have the same problem with metaphor as fundamentalists -- the literalizing of images.
Various reflections from the surrounding environment on the surface of the photograph make each version all the more different, as between her camera and the source photograph, the artist has interposed such things as soap bubbles, ice, steam, and semitransparent DuraClear--almost literalizing the "haze" of memory clouding these lost moments.
Machlin emphasizes the difficulties and the pleasures of literalizing abstract positions.
The literalizing of the Self (to "Self" or proper name) is the process of naming, of properly rendering into language what exists prior to language.
First, Veitch introduces West's superrealism, whose twin strategies of literalizing the fantastic and rendering the literal with a "hallucinatory vividness" together "subject representation to a thorough deconstruction" (21).
The chapter, which focuses on the literalizing, bloody spectacles that are the stock-in-trade of revenge tragedies, seeks a specifically Protestant cause for their ambivalence about words and spectacle.