The article presents conceptual metaphors that underlie images of death in Poswiatowska poems. The images of death are built on personification of death and metaphors: death is departure, people are plants (and death is end of plant's vegetation). All these metaphors function in everyday language but the poet uses them creatively and builds her own vision of death especially interesting when based on plants' domain. In this case the image emerges not as a result of a simple one way mapping between source and target domains but it is constructed by their interaction. It is constructed by the author and must be re-constructed by a reader in the process of poem reception.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.