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QUR’AN ANTHOLOGIES: Illuminating Metaphors – By Type III

Conventional metaphors have probably always existed. Many new words or sense-meanings have arisen when old words were metaphorically extended to new ideas/situations. Metaphors hidden in the roots (etymologies) of words are usually labelled as dead m...
by The STRUCTURE of ENTROPY on Apr 22, 2013

QUR’AN ANTHOLOGIES: Illuminating Metaphors – By Type III

Conventional metaphors have probably always existed. Many new words or sense-meanings have arisen when old words were metaphorically extended to new ideas/situations. Metaphors hidden in the roots (etymologies) of words are usually labelled as dead m...
by The STRUCTURE of ENTROPY on Apr 22, 2013

QUR’AN ANTHOLOGIES: Illuminating Metaphors – By Type I

The Context Qur’an is an inexhaustible resource whether analysed from literary, philosophical or mathematical points of view or more. There are many aspects of the Qur’an that a current reader might immerse in and glean countless gems for...
by The STRUCTURE of ENTROPY on Apr 15, 2013

QUR’AN ANTHOLOGIES: Illuminating Metaphors – By Type I

The Context Qur’an is an inexhaustible resource whether analysed from literary, philosophical or mathematical points of view or more. There are many aspects of the Qur’an that a current reader might immerse in and glean countless gems for...
by The STRUCTURE of ENTROPY on Apr 15, 2013

QUR’AN ANTHOLOGIES: Illuminating Metaphors – By Form VII

In this last section, we discuss two literary devices that may be interpreted as extended metaphors: allegory and parable. They are often confused with each other, hence we must be clear of the difference between them. Of Allegories and Parables̷...
by The STRUCTURE of ENTROPY on Apr 11, 2013

QUR’AN ANTHOLOGIES: Illuminating Metaphors – By Form VII

In this last section, we discuss two literary devices that may be interpreted as extended metaphors: allegory and parable. They are often confused with each other, hence we must be clear of the difference between them. Of Allegories and Parables̷...
by The STRUCTURE of ENTROPY on Apr 11, 2013

QUR’AN ANTHOLOGIES: Illuminating Metaphors – By Form VI

Metaphors are utilised in the Qur’an in the even broader sense of ‘isomorphism’. As readers of this blog might recall↓, isomorphism is the mirroring of one set of information onto another. This might be examplified by the usage of...
by The STRUCTURE of ENTROPY on Apr 10, 2013

QUR’AN ANTHOLOGIES: Illuminating Metaphors – By Form VI

Metaphors are utilised in the Qur’an in the even broader sense of ‘isomorphism’. As readers of this blog might recall↓, isomorphism is the mirroring of one set of information onto another. This might be examplified by the usage of...
by The STRUCTURE of ENTROPY on Apr 10, 2013

QUR’AN ANTHOLOGIES: Illuminating Metaphors – By form V

In this post InshAllah, we see how symbols relate to metaphor. A symbol is something that represents an idea, a process, or a physical entity. The purpose of a symbol is to communicate meaning. For example, a red octagon may be a symbol for “ST...
by The STRUCTURE of ENTROPY on Apr 8, 2013

QUR’AN ANTHOLOGIES: Illuminating Metaphors – By form V

In this post InshAllah, we see how symbols relate to metaphor. A symbol is something that represents an idea, a process, or a physical entity. The purpose of a symbol is to communicate meaning. For example, a red octagon may be a symbol for “ST...
by The STRUCTURE of ENTROPY on Apr 8, 2013

QUR’AN ANTHOLOGIES: Illuminating Metaphors – By form – IV

In this post we consider two more related devices, namely, personification and catachresis. Personification In an example from a previous post, stones were mentioned by Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala as falling down due to fear of Allah. When thing...
by The STRUCTURE of ENTROPY on Sep 22, 2012

QUR’AN ANTHOLOGIES: Illuminating Metaphors – By form – IV

In this post we consider two more related devices, namely, personification and catachresis. Personification In an example from a previous post, stones were mentioned by Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala as falling down due to fear of Allah. When thing...
by The STRUCTURE of ENTROPY on Sep 22, 2012

QUR’AN ANTHOLOGIES: Illuminating Metaphors – By form – III

19th Ramadaan, 1433: This posts contrasts metaphor with another of its close relation: metonymy. Metonymies وَيَبْسُطُوا إِلَيْكُمْ أَيْدِيَهُمْ AND they will extend against you their hands… [in Al-Mumtahna 2]...
by The STRUCTURE of ENTROPY on Aug 18, 2012

QUR’AN ANTHOLOGIES: Illuminating Metaphors – By form – III

19th Ramadaan, 1433: This posts contrasts metaphor with another of its close relation: metonymy. Metonymies وَيَبْسُطُوا إِلَيْكُمْ أَيْدِيَهُمْ AND they will extend against you their hands… [in Al-Mumtahna 2]...
by The STRUCTURE of ENTROPY on Aug 18, 2012

QUR’AN ANTHOLOGIES: Illuminating Metaphors – By form – II

11th Ramadaan, 1433: Source مَّوْجٌ كَالظُّلَلِ …waves like shades [in Surah Luqman, 32] The above is a typical example of a similie: a figure of speech that directly compares two different things by using words ‘like...
by The STRUCTURE of ENTROPY on Aug 7, 2012

QUR’AN ANTHOLOGIES: Illuminating Metaphors – By form – II

11th Ramadaan, 1433: Source مَّوْجٌ كَالظُّلَلِ …waves like shades [in Surah Luqman, 32] The above is a typical example of a similie: a figure of speech that directly compares two different things by using words ‘like...
by The STRUCTURE of ENTROPY on Aug 7, 2012

QUR’AN ANTHOLOGIES: Illuminating Metaphors – By form – II

11th Ramadaan, 1433: Source مَّوْجٌ كَالظُّلَلِ …waves like shades [in Surah Luqman, 32] The above is a typical example of a similie: a figure of speech that directly compares two different things by using words ‘like...
by The STRUCTURE of ENTROPY on Aug 7, 2012


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