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2016 | 14 | (2) 27 | 124-137
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Metaphor as a Means of Visualization in Polish Religious Prose from the 17 th Century

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The subject of the article is the presentation of the functions of metaphors and their force as a means of visualisation, based on the example of Polish religious prose of 17 th century. Attention is paid to the role of visual sphere and the methods of translation of visuality into the subject matter of language. The article discusses the inextricable connection between the category of visualization and the figure of metaphor. Examples are provided mainly by two 17 th century works, a sermon by an Observant Franciszek Sitański Pszczółka w bursztynie (The bee in amber) (Kraków 1627) and meditations by Alberyk Kościński, entitled Pieszczoty duszne abo zabawy ludziom z raju ziemskiego wygnanym do niebieskiego raju pielgrzymującym barzo pożyteczne (Spiritual delicacies or games useful to men banished from the Earthly Paradise to the Heavenly Paradise) (Poznań 1695). Some other baroque works are also included in the reflection, for example: Droga do wieczności abo dwanaście znaków przejrzenia do nieba… (Road to eternity or the twelve signs of the perception of Heaven) (Kraków 1632) of Jeremi Drexeliusz or Szata wzorzysta doskonałości, zakonnicę w oczach Boskich zdobiąca i wszelkim stanom ludzi żyć duchownie pragnących pożyteczna (The patterned robe of perfection worn by the nun before the eyes of God and useful to all people wishing to lead a spiritual life) (Kraków 1649) of Daniel Zieliński. All these works prove that a metaphor is a best tool for the visualization of sacred reality and expression of religious aspects.
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