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metonymy is an element of imagery and a figurative speech.
In other words, the figurative speech must be embedded in a contextual frame which allows the addressee to perceive it as (part of) a successful speech act.
The cognitivist proposals undoubtedly prove the idea of the continuity and proximity of various forms of creative use of human cognitive capabilities, but are of little help in distinguishing humour from figurative speech.
Although Locke's idea of figurative speech cannot be defended in today's linguistic, literary and philosophical context, it makes some sense when figurative speech is used effectively by such a mentally ill person as Montresor.
We propose to enlarge metaphor conception further than metaphor traditional use as figurative speech, belonging only to Rhetoric and Poetry.
Such a discussion has occurred: for example, in the third chapter of Rousseau's Essay on the Origins of Language (1781/1968) where representation is seen as a product of linguistic production beginning with figurative speech.
This is not a slippage in meaning, but rather amplification, making use of what the rhetoricians called figurative speech, allegorical and metonymical in its forms.
Abu Zaid's research involves the use of modern linguistic methods to uncover the 'Mutazilite concepts of figurative speech in Quranic exegesis', derived from Mutazilah's rationalist school which was in turn derived from Greek philosophical thought, according to which, God will not act contrary to reason.
In any case, Jay and a colleague once designed "a study to see if figurative speech is harassing to women," running 128 randomized metaphors by female respondents, among them you hop from bed to bed and I hunger for your touch.
Clearly, the narratorial self is constructed similarly in both texts as an individual able to critique her situation analytically and simultaneously at ease expressing that critique in colloquially figurative speech.
When people tell stories or jokes or use anecdotes, analogies, rhetorical questions, and metaphors (or, for that matter, any other figurative speech before an audience), they not only become more animated, but also their voices have a refreshingly broad conversational range.
When possible, consider substituting rhetorical or figurative speech for opinion.