Jane Austen's Emma Embodied Metaphor as a Cognitive Construct

Author: Wye, Margaret
Year:1997
Pages:140
ISBN:0-7734-1247-6
978-0-7734-1247-7
Price:139.95
The first sustained analysis of a major literary work under the theory of cognitive metaphor. It demonstrates that the novel's dominant image-schema is that of the circle, a subset of the container schema. The circle schema is projected not only into abstractions in the text but into such larger structural entities as physical and social settings, character, relationships, and the narrative unit of the volume.

Table of Contents

An Introduction to Cognitive Metaphor
Circle Metaphors in the Text
Circle Metaphors in the Setting and Plot
A Centralizing Approach
Marriage as a Connecting Match
Envoi
Bibliography
Index