A Comparative Study of the Metaphorical Thinking in Eastern and Western Educational Writings: Based on a Comparison of Record on the Subject of Education and Great Didactic of Comenius

Yongfei ZHANG


Metaphor is a rhetorical device as well as a way of thinking. Record on the Subject of Education and Great Didactic of Comenius extensively used metaphors. The similarity of the two classics in rhetorical methods does not mean the consistency of Western and Eastern metaphorical way of thinking in a deeper level. To explore the differences in the way of Western and Eastern metaphorical thinking, the study selects part of the content of Record on the Subject of Education and Great Didactic of Comenius to conduct a comparative analysis of the text.


Metaphor; Difference in way of thinking; Record on the subject of education; Great didactic of comenius

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