A Cognitive Metaphorical Analysis of Selected Verses in the Holy Quran

  •  Ahmad Eldin    


Metaphor has been generally contemplated and analyzed inside the schema of verbal discourse, scholarly works and humanistic studies. It has been identified with metaphorical language and has been viewed as quite recently a sort of aesthetic work, or something that is separated and disengaged from common language (Murray & Moon, 2006). In addition, conventional learning of metaphors presents language as an abnormal or different method for using language (Goatly, 1997). Likewise, as Goatly has put it, scholars need metaphor strictly limited to writing and talk. Moreover, metaphor is viewed as something that fits in with abstract structures which is more concerned with novel or intriguing usages of words.

Lakoff & Johnson (1980) presented an alternate idea and perspective of metaphor which is known as reasonable metaphorical classification. The theory underlying this new approach is that the reasonable metaphors enter our understanding of our general surroundings and they shape our demeanor of it. Appropriately, as pointed out by Lakoff & Johnson (1980), metaphor, which is available in ordinary discourse, in every language, and is to a certain degree, has gotten to be culturally specific. Besides they contend that metaphors affect our method for considering the world and are discovered widely in a significant number of our languages, contemplations and activities.

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