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Politicians and Rhetoric

The Persuasive Power of Metaphor

  • Authors
  • Jonathan┬áCharteris-Black

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Jonathan Charteris-Black
    Pages 1-31
  3. Jonathan Charteris-Black
    Pages 32-57
  4. Jonathan Charteris-Black
    Pages 58-85
  5. Jonathan Charteris-Black
    Pages 86-114
  6. Jonathan Charteris-Black
    Pages 115-141
  7. Jonathan Charteris-Black
    Pages 142-168
  8. Jonathan Charteris-Black
    Pages 169-196
  9. Jonathan Charteris-Black
    Pages 197-212
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 213-239

About this book

Introduction

This book analyzes the rhetoric of speeches by major British or American politicians and shows how metaphor is used systematically to create political myths of monsters, villains and heroes. Metaphors are shown to interact with other figures of speech to communicate subliminal meanings by drawing on the unconscious emotional association of words.

Keywords

America bibliography Churchill classification drawing Martin Luther metaphor restoration rhetoric Thatcher

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