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figurative

1. representing by means of an emblem, likeness, figure, etc.
2. (in painting, sculpture, etc.) of, relating to, or characterized by the naturalistic representation of the external world
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In this article, we will go deeper into the sense of distraction as to one of the norms of intentionality of consciousness, in which it manifests as a humane value full of the qualities of figurativeness. The activity of imagination is important in the sense of distraction as figurativeness, created in the act of visualisation, becomes a distinctive magnet, combining various mental structures.
When words are presented separately, the high figurativeness and the direct perception of concrete concepts mean that it is easy for sensory and motor systems to be activated in the brain; the processing advantages of sensory-motor information on concrete concepts also facilitate the processing of concrete concepts, thereby producing the concreteness effect, which is consistent with the findings reported in existing research (Dalla Volta et al., 2014).
Contemporary art in Tunisia seems to face a period of inertia, predominated by a painterly two-dimensionality, where a debatable neo-expressionism and a predilection for rotund figurativeness prevail.
One can still tell the provenance of Par-menides' fragments: the hexameter form still testifies to the proximity of universal figurativeness and song.
The Conventional Figurative Language Theory has to explain how the characteristics of figurativeness (above all, the image component) influence semantic and pragmatic specifics of CFUs [conventional figurative units]
At about the same time she copied the Kierkegaard into her notebook, she observed: "If we could only get through figurativeness: God is for in [illegible], image within image, metaphor of metaphor--Even from day to day I think the levels I take my own figures in change, back and forth.
In this sense, the overt joy (or even lust) of telling and the concomitant figurativeness can be seen as the protagonist's disengagement from the excruciating gravity of the world in which he lives, as his escape into a parallel universe.
On the lowest end of their funniness scale stand trivialities like cold as ice, hot as fire, white as snow, black as coal, etc., which not only do not reveal any shade of humour, but have completely worn out any figurativeness of their vehicles, coming to function just as hyperboles meaning 'very'.
Indeed, one might wonder if this level of figurativeness is necessary.
Due to this speaker-bound figurativeness and "connotability," the number of its possible readings (motivated by Level 4 semes) is very high, which results in an extreme scattering of the readings proposed, enabling one central reading (motivated by a Level 3 seme) to take an absolutely dominant position.
As a writer, I like words and their amazing capacity for clarity and precision as well as floridity and figurativeness. It seems to me that a painter who forgoes their use as part of his creative act is missing out on a good bet, the collaborative effect of language and visual imagery used in tandem.
Recent investigations of metaphor, such as Paul de Man's Aesthetic Ideology (1996) and Paul Ricoeur's Rule of Metaphor (1973), have identified the function of metaphor as not merely a figure of speech that helps expand the language by fusing a word with another one in order to produce a Hegelian synthesis, but as the essence of all figurativeness that makes even our expanding thought possible.