A Contrastive Analysis of Animal Metaphor in English and Persian

Marveh Miri, Afshin Soori


Learning a second language for Iranian students may not be simple at all parts, and it may be difficult for them, especially in some parts that is different from their first language principles. One of these parts is Metaphor, which is different in most languages according to their culture and history. This article is a kind of comparative study which aimed to describe some differences between English and Persian interpretation of animal metaphor. We have three categorization for animal metaphor and different examples according to cultures of both languages.

Keywords: Animal metaphor, Contrastive analysis, Error analysis, Figurative language

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