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The Mechanisms of Figurative Language and Metaphor in Shaping the Migration Narrative of the American Periodicals

Rajaa Hamid Salih,

Ph.D. Student, Department of English, Faculty of Letters, Ovidius University of Constanța, Constanța, Romania

In an effort to understand how metaphors may unconsciously shape people’s perception of the world, a detailed analysis of published work is needed. It is understood that metaphors may play a prominent role in shaping public perception of important topics, especially in politics. This makes the questions about: how figurative language, metaphor in particular, plays a prominent role in CDA in shaping the migration narrative of American periodicals. What is the cognitive and ideological power of those metaphors is closely linked to it. Accordingly, the main goal of this study is to investigate metaphors in a variety of media texts and statements taken from the American public space related to the immigration, as a means of critical methods associated with CDA. Narratives that have been selected which will examine various periodicals news articles from the New York Post.

Keywords: CDA, Metaphor, Immigration, Tabloid, American Periodical

The above abstract is a part of the article which was accepted at The Sixth International Conference on Languages, Linguistics, Translation and Literature (WWW.LLLD.IR), 9-10 October 2021, Ahwaz.