June 2001
Estudios Sobre las Culturas Contemporáneas;jun2001, Vol. 7 Issue 13, p97
Academic Journal
Starting from a concern with break the set idea of metaphor as something distinctive of the great literary work of art, this article considers the possibility of a convergence between simple and artistic forms by studying the saying and proverbs of Coahuayana. There, in that affinity that Alfonso Reyes talks about, is where metaphor gets its first skin, the one which crawls through time and structures, readers and hearers, to come and go in the dynamic circle of art's discursivity. For this reason it becomes necessary to make a brief survey of some of the definitions and characteristics of the sayings and other related texts, so that later we can go more deeply into the consideration of the contrary values that allow us to see certain oral texts also as aesthetic forms.


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