A Cognitive Metaphorical Analysis of Selected Verses in the Glorius Qu’ran

Ahmad Abdel Tawwab Sharaf Eldin


Metaphor has been generally contemplated and broke down inside the schema of verbal and written discourse, scholarly works and artistic studies. It has been identified with metaphorical language and has been viewed as quite recently a sort of aesthetic frivolity (Murray & Moon, 2006). In addition, conventional instructing of metaphors presents language as an abnormal or different method for using it (Goatly, 1997). Likewise, as Goatly has put it, scholars have needed figures of speech strictly limited to writing, talk and craftsmanship. Moreover, metaphor is viewed as something that fits in with abstract structures which is more concerned with novel or intriguing uses of words. Lakoff & Johnson (1980) presented an alternate idea and perspective of metaphor which is known as reasonable metaphorical dissection. The theory underlying this new approach is that the reasonable metaphors enter our understanding of our general surroundings and they shape our demeanor. Appropriately, as pointed out by Lakoff & Johnson (1980), metaphor is available in ordinary discourse, in every language, and is to a certain degree, has gotten to be culturally specific. Besides both contend that metaphors affect our way of viewing the meanings and are discovered widely in a significant number of our languages, contemplations and activities.



Metaphor; Conceptual Metaphors, Persuasion, Metaphors in the Holy Quran

Full Text:



Ali, Y. (1988). The Holy Qur’an: Text, Translation and Commentary, Elmhurst, NY: Tahrike Tarsile Qur'an, Inc.

Black, M. (1979). More About Metaphor, in A. Ortony, Metaphor and Linguistic Theory (P 19-43). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Black, M. (1962). "Metaphor," in Models and Metaphors: Studies in Language and Philosophy. NY: Cornell University Press.

Boyd, R. (1979). Metaphor And Theory Change: What is ‘Metaphor’ a Metaphor for?, in: Ortony, A. (Ed.): Metaphor and Thought (pp. 356-408), Cambridge: Cambridge

University Press.

Brugman, Claudia (1990). What is the Invariance Hypothesis?, in: Cognitive Linguistics 1-2, pp. 257-266.

Charteris-Black, J. (2004). Corpus Approaches to Critical Metaphor Analysis. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Deignan, A. (1995). COBUILD English Guides 7: Metaphor, London: Harper Collins.

Geiger, R. and Rudzka-Ostyn, B. (1993). Conceptualizations and Mental Processing in Language, New York: Moulton de Gruyter.

Gibbs, R. and Steen, G. (1999). Metaphor in Cognitive Linguistics, Amsterdam: Philadelphia.

Goatly, A. (1997). The Language of Metaphors. Routledge: London.

Janet, S. (1985) Metaphor and Religious Language, Clarendon Press.

Lakoff, G. (2008). The Neural Theory of Metaphor. In J. R. Gbbs (Ed.). The Cambridge Handbook of Metaphor and Thought (ED.). pp.(17-38). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Knowles, M. and Moon, R. (2005). Introducing Metaphor, New York:


Lakoff, G. (1993). The Contemporary Theory of Metaphor, in: Ortony, A. (Ed.), Metaphor and Thought (pp. 202-251), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Lakoff, G. (1990). The invariance hypothesis: Is abstract reason based on image-schemas?, in: Cognitive Linguistics 1-1, pp. 39-47.

Lakoff, G. (1988). Cognitive Semantics. In U.Eco, M. Santambrogio and P. Violi (Eds.). Meaning and Mental Representation. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University

Lakoff, G. (1987). Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things: What Categories Reveal about the Mind, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

Lakoff, G. and Johnson, M. (1980). Metaphors We Live By, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

Lakoff, G. and Turner, M. (1989). More Than Cool Reason: A Field Guide to Poetic Metaphor, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

Leech, G. N. (1969). A Linguistic Guide to English Poetry, London: Longman.

Leech, G. N. (1974). A Linguistic Guide to English Poetry. London: Longman.

Leech, G. N. (1983). Principles of Pragmatics. New York: Longman.

Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. (1999). Tenth Edition. Merriam Webster Incorporated.

Miller, S. (1998). Understanding & Creating Editorial Cartoons. Wisconsin: Knowledge Unlimited Inc.

Miller, E. (1979). Metaphor and Political Knowledge. The American Political Science Review, 73 (1), 155-170.

Murray, K. Moon, R. (2006). Introducing Metaphor. Routledge

Ortony, A. (1979). Metaphor and Thought, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Platzner, R. (1996): In the Cleft of a Rock: Metaphors of Divine Concealment and Disclosure in the Hebrew Bible, in: L.A.U.D., Series A. Paper No 390. Duisburg University.

Richards, I. A. (1936). The Philosophy of Rhetoric. New York: Oxford University Press.

Ross, D. W. (1952). The Works of Aristottle. Oxford: Clarendon Press

Shakir, M. H. (1983): The Koran, Elmhurst, NY: Tahrike Tarsile Qur'an, Inc.

Swanson, D. R. (1978). Toward A Psychology of Metaphor. Critical Inquiry, 5 (1), 163-166.

Turner, M. (1993). An Image-Schematic Constraint on Metaphor, in: Geiger, Richard A. and Rudzka-Ostyn, Brygida (Eds.): Conceptualizations and Mental Processing in Language, New York: Moulton de Gruyter.

Turner, M. (1990). Aspects of The Invariance Hypothesis”, in: Cognitive Linguistics 1-2, pp. 247-255.

Ullmann, S. (1978). Semantic Universals, in Greenberge, Universals of Language. MIT Press (P 217-262

Verbrugge, R. R. (1984). The Role of Metaphor In Our Perception of Language, in: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 433.

Wreth, P. (1994). Extended Metaphor: A Text World Account, in: Language and Literature, 3 (2), pp. 79-103. 131

DOI: https://doi.org/10.7575/aiac.ijalel.v.4n.2p.193


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

2012-2023 (CC-BY) Australian International Academic Centre PTY.LTD

International Journal of Applied Linguistics and English Literature

To make sure that you can receive messages from us, please add the journal emails into your e-mail 'safe list'. If you do not receive e-mail in your 'inbox', check your 'bulk mail' or 'junk mail' folders.