The only reason
for the node
is that I like the sound of the phrase, ontological. metaphor
. Since it's been mention
ed, perhaps it should also be describe
This kind of a metaphor refers to an abstraction
treated as something concrete
. The abstraction may be an idea
and the concrete may be a substance
, or person
. The distinction is moot
in ordinary discourse
, but may have some relevance in computer generated text
To make the concept
here are some examples where the activity is treated as a container
- I get a lot of satisfaction out of creating writeups.
- How did NumbNuts get out of erasing that node?
- Outside of creating writeups, what else did you do?
- I put a lot of energy into creating writeups.
In addition to the container metaphor, which we have just seen, you may find, among other ontological metaphors, the following:
- entity metaphor
- substance metaphor