Metaphors 'And Burks' The Philosophy Of Literary Form

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Argument is war, this simple metaphor has pronounced incite in the language of our society and how our perception an idea changes the actions of how we react to life situations. George Lakoff and Mark Johnson in Concepts We Live By they describe how metaphors have become a significant part of language and how it coincides and relates to society. Taking this into consideration when reading Kenneth Burks, The Philosophy of Literary Form we see the use these metaphors following along with the understood metaphor from Lakeoff and Johnson’s perception of arguments is war. Similarly hooks and Lakoff and Johnson carry similar views on changing the norm of society and living in the zone where you are considered weird or dangerous. Lakoff and Johnson describe the use of the metaphor Argument is war as a fundamental part in everyday life. If we look at what a metaphor is that it is an understood meaning for a word in place of another. So it should conclude similar metaphors that are…show more content…
For example Lakoff uses examples of language that a person could use, “He attacked every weak point in my argument.” and, “He shot down all my arguments.” This gives example of how war is an understood metaphor when talking about arguments. This shows us an insight into the speaker’s idea for what they perceive as arguments and how they perceive the situation. Lakoff and Johnson follows into his own example of argument is war then when they state that we are to “Halt structure and how we perceive.” This in its self-using military language to conveys a message of going away from the normal understood metaphor. Lakoff and Johnson describe society actions, “That we simply think and act more or less along certain lines.” This statement divides up society and puts it against itself showing you

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