In this chapter we focus on the ways in which people who have experienced pregnancy loss use metaphor to describe the experience, with a particular focus on time-related metaphor. The data come from an ESRC-funded study that investigates the ways in which people who have experienced bereavement following pregnancy loss communicate their experiences. We use these data to explore the ways in which the bereaved (and those who support them) use time-related metaphors to talk about their experiences and suggest ways in which such an analysis can be used to provide insight into the experiences of the bereaved. We conclude by discussing the implications of our findings for friends, colleagues and relatives.
|Title of host publication||Producing Figurative Expression|
|Editors||Andrew Gargett, John Barnden|
|Number of pages||30|
|ISBN (Electronic)||978 90 272 6040 6|
|ISBN (Print)||978 90 272 0803 3|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Dec 2020|
- pregnancy loss