Thursday, February 02, 2006


The pataphor is an unusually extended metaphor invented by writer Pablo Lopez (aka musician Paul Avion), based on Alfred Jarry's "science" of 'pataphysics.

As Jarry claimed that 'pataphysics existed "as far from metaphysics as metaphysics extends from regular reality", a pataphor attempts to create a figure of speech that exists as far from metaphor as metaphor exists from non-figurative language.
Differentiating it from the metaphor, a pataphor is a figurative device whose meaning is extended until it creates an entirely new context.
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