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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

Symbol—Metaphor

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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