Some articles on figurative language, language:
... Augustine of Hippo, whose discussion of signs and figurative language certainly owed something to Quintilian, to St ... and figures also formed the foundation of contemporary works on the nature of figurative language, including the post-structuralist and formalist theories ... the works of Jacques Derrida on the failure of language to impart the truth of the objects it is meant to represent would not be possible without Quintilian’s assumptions ...
Famous quotes containing the words language and/or figurative:
“While you are divided from us by geographical lines, which are imaginary, and by a language which is not the same, you have not come to an alien people or land. In the realm of the heart, in the domain of the mind, there are no geographical lines dividing the nations.”
—Anna Howard Shaw (18471919)
And figurative use have pretty well
Reduced him to a shadow of himself.”
—Robert Frost (18741963)