A COGNITIVE STUDY OF METAPHOR TRANSLATION IN “TRAVELLING FAR AWAY FROM MT. JINGMEN”

Shanshan Huang, Feng Wang

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Travelling Far Away from Mt. Jingmen” (渡荆门送别) is written by Li Bai, a famous poet of the Tang Dynasty, on his way out of Sichuan. As a masterpiece of Li Bai’s poetry, the poem is full of imagination, making people unconsciously indulge in it. Since half lines of the poem are related to metaphors, this paper makes a detailed study of the metaphors in the poem and their English translations based on Conceptual Metaphor Theory and Image Schema Theory, and points out some characteristics of metaphor translation in the poem.

 

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“Travelling Far Away from Mt. Jingmen”; metaphor translation; conceptual metaphor theory; image schema theory; characteristics

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejlll.v4i2.195

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