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Metaphor in prosaic and poetic creativity

Cameron, Lynne (2011). Metaphor in prosaic and poetic creativity. In: Swann, Joan; Pope, Robert and Carter, Ronald eds. Creativity in Language and Literature: The State of the Art. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 68–82.

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Metaphor makes connections across difference. In this chapter, I explore creativity as a metaphor researcher and as an artist. In my research, I engage in analysis; in practising art, I engage in creative synthesis. These opposing processes are used to probe the nature of linguistic creativity, to understand more about the practice of creativity in metaphor use, and to question the existence of a creativity cline (Carter 2004).

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2011 The Author
ISBN: 0-230-57559-5, 978-0-230-57559-2
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Centre for Language and Communication
Education and Language Studies
Item ID: 31346
Depositing User: Lynne Cameron
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2012 10:08
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2016 11:56
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