Figure Name metaphorism
Source Reddy (1979)
Earliest Source
Synonyms metaphorlet
Type None
Linguistic Domain Semantic

An expression, metaphorical in essence but virtually invisible in practice, that follows from an analogic frame


Don't spend too much time on that project (from the frame TIME IS MONEY)
I invested a month in our relationship.(from the frame TIME IS MONEY)
John shot down her argument. (from the frame ARGUMENT IS WAR)
Mary defended her point well. (from the frame ARGUMENT IS WAR)

Kind Of Similarity
Part Of
Related Figures metaphor, simile, personification
Confidence Confident
Last Editor Randy Harris
Confidence Confident
Editorial Notes Reddy uses the term in a way that implies this definition, but he does not define it.
Reviewed No