Metaphor

[Revised entry by David Hills on September 6, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Metaphor is a poetically or rhetorically ambitious use of words, a figurative as opposed to literal use. It
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[Revised entry by David Hills on September 6, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Metaphor is a poetically or rhetorically ambitious use of words, a figurative as opposed to literal use. It has attracted more philosophical interest and provoked more philosophical controversy than any of the other traditionally recognized figures of speech....

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