Put a Tiger in Your Text: Metalepsis and Media Discourse
2010 (English)In: Nordicom Review, ISSN 1403-1108, E-ISSN 2001-5119, Vol. 31, no 1, 103-114 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The subject of this article is the extensive use of metalepsis as an argumentative and rhetorical device in media discourse, and in particular in advertising. Metalepsis, a form of metonymy, sets up an inverted relation - causal, logical or contiguous - between terms and/or objects, either as an aesthetic effect or a means of persuasion. The first part of the article discusses the use of metalepsis in literature and film; the second part discusses the use of the figure in mass media and advertising; the third part discusses the relation between advertising, art, and popular culture. The final part of the article discusses the pervasive use metalepsis in advertising. Since metalepsis is a powerful rhetorical device, I have chosen the figure of the tiger to illustrate how it operates in advertising and media discourse.
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NORDICOM , 2010. Vol. 31, no 1, 103-114 p.
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