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Multisignificant images: Interpretation of pitch metaphor in prosaic verses. (English)
Prague Bull. Math. Linguist. 62, 73-80 (1994).
Summary: Insight concerning creative neuro-intelligence systems, particularly with respect to multisignificant images, can profitably be gained by examining related problems with paintings, music and metaphorical speech organization. $\medskip$Traditionally, metaphor has been defined as a general phenomenon based on a transposition of meaning. Thus phonetic, grammar stylistic etc. figurative devices can be regarded as secondary ornamental image-bearing structures. We conject that any piece of verbal act consists of mere words, ${\it$(Metafora v jazyke i tekste,} 1989) and that the word itself is a complex unit, which combines distinctive features of different levels of structure (cf.: “Un mot est défini par l’association d’un sens donné à un ensemble donné de sons susceptible d’un emploi grammatical donné.”) (Meillet A., 1913). In a poetic text each part of that unit can function independently in the image-creating process. Our basic contention is that it is possible to discern the following 5 types of metaphor: 1. graphic metaphor; 2. phonetic metaphor; 3. grammar metaphor; 4. semantic metaphor; 5. stylistic metaphor. Hence, adopting the scheme based on Meillet’s definition of a “word” — phenomenon utilised by Prof. Jury Solodub: The word = (from sense/meaning) grammar, we can state that each minor unit itemized in this formula can be an image-creating one when verbalized in a poetical context. $\medskip$The paper contains some possible ways of analyzing and formalizing examples of pitch metaphor which we consider to be a sophisticated species of phonetic metaphor.
Classification: I.2.7