Volume 2, Issue 7 (2009)                   LCQ 2009, 2(7): 121-136 | Back to browse issues page

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Cognitive study of time metaphor in Forough Farrokhzad's poems. LCQ. 2009; 2 (7) :121-136
URL: http://journals.modares.ac.ir/article-29-8588-en.html
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Abstract: Time is an abstract notion, and it is always being understood by objective things. In the contemporary theory of metaphor, with its cognitive bases, there are some metaphors such as "time as a location or bounded space" or "time as an object". In these metaphors the relationship between time and observer is also being considered and two categories are extracted including "time moves and observer is motionless" and "time is motionless and observer moves". On the other hand, the amount of conventionality or novelty is also noticeable in cognitive view. In this article, time metaphors in Forough Farrokhzad's poems were extracted firstly. Evidence showed that these metaphors were the same as those which are used in ordinary Persian. In the next step, conventionality or novelty of poems was studied and it is found that in her first three books, "the wall", "the captive" and "rebellion", metaphors are mostly conventional but in her last two books, "rebirth" and "let us believe in the beginning of old season" conventional metaphors are extended and they were accompanied by novel features and even completely new metaphors were created.
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Received: 2009/04/9 | Accepted: 2009/09/16 | Published: 2010/03/18

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