Proceedings of the 7th International Scientific and Practical Conference "Current issues of linguistics and didactics: The interdisciplinary approach in humanities" (CILDIAH 2017)

Power of metaphor: cultural narratives in political persuasion

Authors
I. V. Skrynnikova, T. N. Astafurova, N. A. Sytina
Corresponding Author
I. V. Skrynnikova
Available Online November 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/cildiah-17.2017.50How to use a DOI?
Keywords
metaphorical framing, narrative, event structure, image schema, plot, narrative dimensions and structure, political persuasion, public opinion
Abstract

The current paper deals with the influence of metaphorical framing of events on public opinion from various scholarly perspectives. Treating cultural narratives employed in public discourse as an extended metaphorical frame, the paper argues that narratives make use of archetypical plots and the shared cognitive structures of human beliefs, motivations, goals, actions, events. Being systematically exposed to certain metaphorically framed narratives, people tend to change their views of events, situations and decisions affecting their lives. The authors claim that narratives serve as a powerful tool of political persuasion and present the generic model of a narrative structure.

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© 2017, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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