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Eder, M.D. (1930). Symbol—Metaphor. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 11:92-94.

(1930). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 11:92-94


M. D. Eder

The differentiation between symbol and metaphor has been clearly expounded by Ernest Jones. He explained also how it is that the same image can be employed in both a metaphorical and a symbolic sense. It is a common experience to find the same image serving at one and the same time in both functions. The following instance has, by association, some historical psycho-analytic interest.

A patient's analysis had been for some little time occupied with pregenital phantasies and experiences and his feminine passive attitude.

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