METAPHOR, THE WAY OF THINKING
Human being can live his own life only by shaping it into the form of words, thus absorbing words inherited from language he was born into. In this sense, to speak is to have always been included in the community, it is also to decipher the mystery of human being. Symbol, metaphor, notion try in their own way to surmount limits of words and their poverty. They are different forms of important functions of language that acts as a medium between the lived-through part of experience and its expression in words. At the beginning, human existence is lived through beyond words, but it can display itself only if it is able to express its own relation to life. The most important part of human experience is not lived through only in words, but it must go through them in order to understand the fact of being lived through. Therefore, only the metaphor opens our look to unexplored fragment of experience and inserts in words 'a play' that is similar to poets' creativity. This play only is able to express the lightness and gravity of life.
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