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Politics remains one of the most essential domains of social life and therefore has a great impact on people’s conceptualization of leadership and the values it strives to transfer to its potential advocates. This paper aims to explore mechanisms of metaphor assortment undertaken by politician-speakers by examining the individual attributes as orators and the properties of their audiences of three Conservative leaders: Churchill, Thatcher and Cameron during their public service, taking into account ancient views on the art of persuasion.
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Krawczak, M. (2010). Metaphor in the discourse of the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom. Investigationes Linguisticae, 24, 79-94. https://doi.org/10.14746/il.2011.24.5
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