unmetaphorical


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unmetaphorical

(ˌʌnˌmɛtəˈfɒrɪkəl)
adj
1. formal not used, viewed, or intended as a metaphor
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) not belonging or relating to metaphor; not using or being a metaphor
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Walter Benjamin calls this translation's "afterlife," and though Benjamin insists that "the idea of life and afterlife in works of art should be regarded with an entirely unmetaphorical objectivity" (254), the notion of a translation as an afterlife is nevertheless a metaphor, and a powerful one that frames our thinking about how, and when, translation happens.
For Benjamin, this relationship of life and afterlife should be regarded "with an entirely unmetaphorical objectivity" (ibid).
In the course of eight albums, Forcefield has evolved a truly psychedelic music, somehow unmetaphorical and darkly fantastic at once.
19) Lippi's escapade in the poem becomes his way of buying into the much more consequential escape from unmetaphorical imprisonment on his patron's resume.