“I have more Sight than Sense”: The Sensorium in Taylor’s Meditations 38-40
- Mosaic: a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature
- Mosaic, an interdisciplinary critical journal
- Volume 47, Number 3, September 2014
- pp. 123-140
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This essay examines the sensory references in three poems by Edward Taylor, based on a relativistic approach to the sensorium, which may vary in different cultures and at different eras. The essay argues that abstract-to-abstract metaphorical mappings, as are found more often in poetry than in other genres, should better inform cognitive linguistic theorizing about metaphor.