Now, let's see the importance of figurative language
Why is figurative language important? - Prezi
A recent oncology article underscores the importance of figurative language in medicine: “metaphors don’t merely describe similarities; they create them.”11 This notion that language shapes behaviour is an old idea in linguistics12 and has important implications in the clinical setting. Considering how pervasive and undermining military metaphors are, it behooves any practitioner interested in forming a healing relationship with a patient to think carefully about the power of words. To quote Tony Judt, “If words fall into disrepair, what will substitute? They are all we have.”13
What's the Purpose of Figurative Language? - Synonym
The Stockholm Metaphor Festival is an annual conference on the use of figurative language and other modes of figurative expression, arranged by the Department of English at Stockholm University. It brings together researchers from a broad range of academic disciplines, working within different theoretical and methodological paradigms in a creative, internationally oriented, and friendly atmosphere. The importance of figurative language and figurative semiotics is now generally recognized, and the Festival offers an opportunity to present and learn about research findings concerning figurative uses in different types of human communication, and their cognitive, cultural, narrative, poetic, rhetorical, social, textual or discourse functions.