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2007 | 4(643) | 103-109
Article title

SOURCES OF THE METAPHOR 'DNA IS THE BOOK OF LIFE' (Zrodla metafory 'DNA to ksiega zycia')

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The main goal of the article is to analyze the most frequent metaphors of DNA: DNA IS A CODE / LANGUAGE / BOOK. First the history of origin of those metaphors is discussed, then connections of the metaphor DNA IS A BOOK with biblical beliefs ('Book of Life' mentioned in the Bible). The next issue is the influence of the metaphor DNA IS A BOOK OF LIFE, widespread by media, on the consciousness of non-specialists. Some examples from the common language are quoted and the poem by Czeslaw Milosz An Alcoholic enters the Gates of Heaven is analyzed.
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103-109
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ARTICLE
Contributors
  • Zawislawska Magdalena, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Wydzial Polonistyki, Zaklad Budowy Gramatycznej Wspolczesnego Jezyka Polskiego, ul. Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28, 00-927 Warszawa, Poland
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09PLAAAA067623
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bwmeta1.element.156cf0e6-5cd2-3639-9a6e-0556c45dccf5
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