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Verbum et Ecclesia

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VOS, Cas. Homo viator. Verbum Eccles. (Online) [online]. 2014, vol.35, n.2, pp. 1-7. ISSN 1609-9982.

This article investigates the uniqueness of a metaphor. The golden thread throughout this article is the contemplation of a metaphor as a journey. The creative thinking of Paul Ricoeur, Johan Degenaar, Bertie du Plessis and Adelia Carstens on the metaphor is recognised and explored in this article. Julian Müller's use of the metaphor as journey is also discussed. The metaphor as a journey in Homeros, the Old Testament as well as the New Testament is investigated. The binding force of metaphors in language is also considered. The essence and expressiveness of a metaphor are explained by means of several different examples. The destination of this journey finds its conclusion in a poem.

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