Transfer of a foreign name

[San Tan Mountains, Arizona]

Don’t take me wrong: Arizona is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen.

Arizona, to the effects of this blog, is a metaphor. It is a state of mind, an inner landscape rather than a geography. Arizona is not a “place”.

Aristotle’s definition of metaphor as “transfer of a foreign name” is suitable. It is speaking about something in terms of something else.


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