A Corpus Analysis of ‘Death’ and ‘Life’ Metaphorical Expressions Based on Forough Farrokhzad’s Persian Poetry Book
International Journal of Language and Linguistics
Volume 7, Issue 4, July 2019, Pages: 178-181
Received: Jun. 11, 2019; Accepted: Jul. 10, 2019; Published: Jul. 23, 2019
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Mohammad Aliakbari, English Department of Ilam University, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Ilam, Iran
Yousef Karami, English Department of Ilam University, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Ilam, Iran
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Many inquiries of cognitive linguistics represented that conceptual metaphors have played a substantial role in the conceptual system of human. Metaphors are frequently grounded in culture and can thus answer as a beneficent source for the consideration of cultural ideas alluded in language. The present study attended the distribution of death and life conceptual metaphors in Forough Farrokhzad’s Persian poetry book and their metaphoric frequency in the users’ ideas, opinions, and thoughts. By studying Forough Farrokhzad’s Persian poetry book as one of the well-known literary books, rich of, death and life metaphorical expressions, a corpus of 33 death and life conceptual metaphors has been selected and analyzed. Two rators who were Persian Literature teachers were interviewed to prepare us by investigating the accuracy of the conceptions of death and life metaphors within the poems and giving their comments. Furthermore, as a research method, a focus group was employed by Persian Literature teachers to present their opinions about the positive and negative connotations of the included death and life metaphors in the pertinent book. Findings proposed that death and life metaphors are not equally distributed in this book, are used with multiple conceptions and stood for either positive or negative connotations. Likewise, it was detected that death and life metaphoric expressions mostly show positive attitudes, but some of these metaphors break the available rule, connoting negative attitudes only.
Conceptual Metaphor, Death and Life Metaphorical Expressions, Peoples’ Thoughts, Culture
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Mohammad Aliakbari, Yousef Karami, A Corpus Analysis of ‘Death’ and ‘Life’ Metaphorical Expressions Based on Forough Farrokhzad’s Persian Poetry Book, International Journal of Language and Linguistics. Vol. 7, No. 4, 2019, pp. 178-181. doi: 10.11648/j.ijll.20190704.16
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