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Źródła metafory 'DNA to księga życia'
Sources of the metaphor 'DNA is the book of life'

Author(s): Magdalena Zawisławska
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Dom Wydawniczy ELIPSA
Keywords: metaphor

Summary/Abstract: The main goal of the article is to analyze the most frequent metaphors of DNA: DNA IS A CODE / LANGUAGE / BOOK. First the history of origin of those metaphors is discussed, then connections of the metaphor DNA IS A BOOK with biblical beliefs. The next issue is the influence of the metaphor DNA IS A BOOK OF LIFE, widespread by media, on the consciousness of non-sepcialists.

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 103-109
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Polish