The Language of the Emotion of LOVE in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet: Conceptual Metaphors, Metonymies and their Interactions

Alexandra Christakidou
This paper presents the complexities of the linguistic expressions of the domain of LOVE in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Emphasis is placed on conceptual metaphors and metonymies, and especially on their interactions. The theoretical framework that has been used as a guide for this study is that of Cognitive Linguistics, and more specifically its branch called Cognitive Poetics. The conclusion of this study is that clear-cut distinctions between the two cognitive processes (i.e. metaphor...
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