TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER I. The Concept of Love in the Semantics of Proverbial Metaphors
1.1 The Concept of Love
1.1.1 Defining Love as a Universal Concept
1.1.2 Symbolic and Philosophical Significance of Love in English and Romanian Cultures
1.2.2 The Role of Metaphors in Proverbs

CHPAPTER II. Analysis of Metaphoric Representation of the Concept of Love in English Proverbs
2.1. Analysis of Love as a Conceptual Metaphor
2.2 Analysis of Love Concept according to the Great Chain Metaphor Theory

CONCLUSION

GLOSSARY OF LINGUISTIC TERMS

BIBLIOGRAPHY

APPENDIX