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On the basis of the theoretical framework of conceptual metaphor, this paper features an analysis and interpretation of selected poems by Filippo Marinetti and Lawrence Ferlinghetti with respect to their representation of the automobile and automobility. It shows that the integration of such mobility technologies as the car into discourse takes place in clearly discernible stages. In this process, spatial dimensions are pivotal in the revision of the hierarchical relationship between man and nature. Further, the acceleration as enabled by technologies like the automobile has a distinct impact on how space is (re)constituted.

In: Perspectives on Mobility