"The storm clouds are coming over the mountains." How would I describe/ use semantics with this sentence?
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- Thread Starter
- 23-10-2017 21:09
- 24-10-2017 15:27
There is a literal meaning - the denotation. Dark clouds are arriving above the mountains.
There are also connotations; it suggests that the weather is about to get worse.
The sentence can also be read as a metaphor. The semantics of 'storm cloud' often include the idea of trouble of a more general nature. For example, 'a storm cloud descended on the meeting'.