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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2022, 5(14); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2022.051413.

The Generative Mechanism of Metaphors for Women and Nature


Shumei Jing

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Shumei Jing

College of International Cultural Exchange, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou, Gansu 730070, China


The metaphorical relationship between women and nature is one of the eternal motifs discussed in academia. Human beings living in ancient societies, due to their limited living standards and social understanding, they used their strong sense of feeling and rich imagination to understand everything in the world around them. And they realized their own expression through metaphors when expressing their knowledge. The original reason for the metaphors of nature and man stemmed primarily from the strong sense of the world and the rich imagination of man (human beings themselves as a criterion for weighing everything). The formation of metaphors between women and nature, in addition to primitive thinking, mainly lies in the similarity of reproductive ability, nurturing ability and nurturing ability, status, encounter and conduct. In addition, socio-cultural construction plays a decisive role in the prevalence of metaphors of nature and women to some extent.


women, nature, metaphor, generative mechanism, The Similarity, Social Culture

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Shumei Jing. The Generative Mechanism of Metaphors for Women and Nature. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2022) Vol. 5, Issue 14: 67-71. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2022.051413.


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