These four kinds of
metaphor are further subdivided into a number of
species, such as transference from rational beings
to rational and from irrational to irrational and the
reverse, in which the method is the same, and
finally from the whole to its parts and from the
parts to the whole. But I am not now teaching
boys: my readers are old enough to discover the
species for themselves when once they have been
given the genus.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1922.
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