Rhetorical Tropes and Polysemy

Saber Mahmoud Lahbacha


There are many semantic ties which join polysemy with rhetorical tropes. While polysemy is a natural phenomenon in language, which does not denote any aesthetic dimension, rhetorical tropes denote clearly an aesthetic effect. Thus, there emerged many significant semantic relationships between polysemy and various rhetorical tropes as metaphor, zeugma and periphrasis. This study endeavors to focus on kinds of potential correlations and continuum between aesthetical and semantic levels, in hidden discussion between the Nazm theory and the linguistics` new methods.



Polysemy, rhetoric, metaphor, zeugma, periphrasis

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24200/jass.vol4iss1pp5-26


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