An entity metaphor is an ontological metaphor in which an abstraction is represented as a concrete physical object.
In the following sentences, the mind is represented as a machine or a brittle object:
- We're still trying to grind out the solution to this equation.
- My mind just isn’t operating today.
- Her ego is very fragile.
- You have to handle him with care since his wife’s death.
This page is an extract from the LinguaLinks Library. Version 5.0 published on CD-ROM by SIL International, 2003.