ERIC Number: EJ583473
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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The Role of Burke's Four Master Tropes in Scientific Expression.
Tietge, David J.
Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, v28 n4 p317-24 1998
Outlines the processes behind four master tropes (metaphor, metonymy, synecdoche, and irony) and demonstrates instances where these tropes occur in the expression of scientific concepts. Shows that rhetorical and literary tropes are necessary components to a linguistic understanding of complex scientific concepts; that such tropes are, in fact, necessary to understanding scientific concepts. (RS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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