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2008 | 10 | 219-232
Article title

Kognitywna metafora drogi w wybranych tekstach muzycznych zespołu „Armia”*

Title variants
EN
The cognitive metaphor of a „path” in selected lyrics of the rockband "Armia"
Languages of publication
PL
Abstracts
EN
In the linguistic picture of a path, which constitutes one of the elements adding up to the picture of the world created in “Armia’s” lyrics , a prototypical path, comprehended literally, leads to the abstract concept of the metaphor LIFE / DEATH IS A PATH. Not only is this particular metaphor constructed by the domain of space, but also by the domain of time (path - space-time continuum) since covering any distance consumes time, and life itself reflects existence in time. In this picture, life is a kind of path leading to death. This path strictly depends on man – a wanderer who, firstly, chooses a certain direction and, then acts according to the stipulated conditions. There are two types of path: a straight path, which imposes an upright way of behaviour, and a winding path – the antithesis of the former one. The choice of a proper path is troublesome and hence life understood as a constant struggle seems to be justified. It is only God who can lead the human being out of the path marked by sin. Therefore, the conceptual metaphor LIFE / DEATH IS A PATH may be analysed in the perspective of Christianity.
Year
Issue
10
Pages
219-232
Physical description
Contributors
  • Olsztyn
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
YADDA identifier
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