Note how BUILDING Vocabulary is used in the following sentences
Which are the ideas that "these words" conveys in these sentences?
Let's have a drink together to cement our partnership. When I tried to find out what had happened to my tax claim, I came up against a brick wall.
Ceiling can be used to suggest a limit to something:
They put a ceiling of twenty thousand pounds on the redundancy payments.
There is a glass ceiling for women, from rising to top positions at work.
Roof as a metaphor:
The roof fell in on my world on the day he died.
The colloquial phrase go through the roof has two different meanings.
If prices go through the roof,......... If a person goes through the roof, .......
which one is to lose one's temper?
Hit the roof, acts similarly:
The teacher will hit the roof when she sees the mess we've made of this work.
Which are the ideas that "tower" conveys in these sentences?
Academics are often criticised for living in their ivory towers.
Our friends were a tower of strength when our house burnt down.
Jack towers above all his classmates although he is actually one of the youngest pupils.
We further observe that a similar rationale holds for his observation of BUILDING metaphors in POLITICS:
American presidential inaugural speeches, since BUILDING metaphors in this corpus are also used to establish a president’s credentials as someone likeable who shares the same hopes and dreams as the voter.
A COUNTRY IS A BUILDING,
THE FOUNDERS OF THE COUNTRY ARE ITS BUILDERS, and
For example, the different mappings for
PROBLEM IS A BUILDING and
LIFE IS A BUILDING
masonry bridge building experts
master pieces: The monuments,
engineers or architects
the technical criteria
(calculations, structural analyses, etc.)
unit 35 Buildings in metaphors
tower of strength
What would these words mean?
Source Domain: BUILDING a country
a- BUILDER ?
b- CORNERSTONES ?
c- LAYING A FOUNDATION ?
COUNTRY FOREBEARS HISTORY
CREATING A COUNTRY
THE PAST HISTORY/ACHIEVEMENT OF THE COUNTRY IS ITS CORNERSTONES
BUILDING a country
a- DAMAGE TO BUILDING
TASK. Make a paragraph using these 3 words and some others
Similar with JOURNEYmetaphors.
Source Domain: JOURNEY
Target Domain: COUNTRY