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Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies / Revue de l'Association Internationale de Sémiotique

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Metaphoric image and iconic likeness

Augusto Ponzio1


Citation Information: Semiotica. Volume 2010, Issue 181, Pages 275–281, ISSN (Online) 1613-3692, ISSN (Print) 0037-1998, DOI: 10.1515/semi.2010.044, August 2010

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This article concerns the following topics: image and verbal icon; metaphor and language; image and syntactics in metaphoric figure; metaphor and primary modeling device (Sebeok); metaphor and concept; assemblative likeness and attractive or agapastic (Peirce) likeness; poetic logic (Vico) and mathesis singularis (Barthes); metaphor and literary writing; likeness and otherness.

Keywords:: icon; image; likeness; metaphor; modeling; otherness

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