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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2020, 3(12); doi: 10.25236/FER.2020.031209.

The Application of Metaphor in Senior High School English Teaching


Zhang Shujuan

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Zhang Shujuan

School of Foreign Studies, Jiangsu Normal University, Xuzhou, 221000, China


Metaphor is a universal linguistic rhetorical phenomenon whose essence is cognition. This kind of cognition can be reflected in the cultural level of vocabulary and idioms. It is rooted in language thinking and culture. abstract. concepts can be concretized through metaphor. Conceptual metaphor is a very effective auxiliary means for students to learn English words. If students can correctly understand the conceptual metaphor implied by vocabulary in specific context, they can fully acquire the connotation expressed by sentences, so that language can be understood and analyzed more effectively. In high school English classroom, teachers should use more teaching methods of conceptual metaphor to explain words, phrases and sentences so as to improve students' language perception ability.


Metaphor, Cognition, Language thinking, Conceptual metaphor, High school English classroom

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Zhang Shujuan. The Application of Metaphor in Senior High School English Teaching. Frontiers in Educational Research (2020) Vol. 3 Issue 12: 62-73. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2020.031209.


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