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Metaphors - An Annotated Dictionary - A Concise Overview of 3800 Picturesque Idiomatic Expressions normally used Subconsciously

By: N. E. Renton

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Australia, Schwartz & Wilkinson: 1990

Seller ID: 248867

ISBN: 1863370196

Condition: Good Condition


The modern English language is remarkably full of metaphors. These occur constantly in ordinary conversation, in newspapers, on radio and on television, as well as in more serious literature. Metaphors improve speech and writing by conveying shades of meaning more succinctly than ordinary phrases. This fascinating book discusses the subject in some detail. An entertaining introduction leads into a dictionary of metaphors, a thematic section and a thesaurus. It contains some 17,000 alphabetical entries listing over 4,000 different metaphors commonly found in current use and setting out their me... View more info