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Table 2 Attitude provoked by lexical metaphor

From: Lexical metaphor as affiliative bond in newspaper editorials: a systemic functional linguistics perspective

Metaphorical expressions Appraised Affect Judgement Appreciation
Bid Feeney   t.-propriety  
Party-machine Labor party   t.-capacity  
Trifecta Feeney   t.-capacity  
Blow Labor party   t.-capacity  
DNA Labor party   t.-capacity  
Exclusive Labor members   t.-propriety  
Operatives Labor members   t.-propriety  
Cloistered Labor members   t.-propriety  
Languish Labor government   t.-capacity  
Quarantined Batman    t. + reaction