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Title: A study into metaphors in American and Vietnamese declaration of independence
Authors: Nguyễn, Thị Thanh Huyền
Keywords: Metaphor
American Declaration of Independence 1776
Vietnamese Declaration of Independence 1945
Issue Date: 2018
Series/Report no.: Khoa học Xã hội và Nhân văn;Tập 4, Số 05 .- Tr.576-583
Abstract: This study aimed to describe the similarities and differences between American and Vietnamese declarations of independence regarding the use of metaphors. The method was to analyze metaphors in the two corpora separately as well as comparatively. It is argued in this study that both corpora use metaphors as a rhetorical device to serve political purposes, namely, reinforcing the strength of indictment and denunciation of the oppressive rulers, portraying the citizens' sufferings and encouraging them to support their new government. It is further revealed that metaphors of spiritual beliefs seemed to dominate in the American corpus, which might be explained by the unique historical American feature, while in the vietnamese one, such kind of metaphor was not found.
ISSN: 2354-1172
Appears in Collections:Khoa học Xã hội & Nhân văn

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