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Figyrative Language Shaped by Imagination in K. Mansfield's Short Stories

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Ministry of Education of the Republic of Moldova
State Pedagogical University “Ion Creangă”
Foreign Languages and Literature Faculty
English Philology Department


Figurative Language, Language Shaped by Imagination in Katherine Mansfield’s Short Stories

Submitted by: the 4th year student
Paşcaneanu Mariana
Group 404
Scientific adviser: Tataru Nina
Senior Lecturer

Chişinău 2012

CHAPTER I: SHORT STORY AS A FORM OF FICTION 5 I.1.Common Characteristics of a Short Story as a Form of Fiction. Its Plot and Structure. 5 I.2. Figurative Language. Definition. Function. 9 I.3. Imagery – Language that Appeals to the Senses 11 I.3.1. Simile, Metaphor and Personification. 13 1.3.2. Symbol and Symbolism. 26 I.3.3 Allegory. 30
CHAPTER II: LANGUAGE SHAPED BY IMAGINATION IN K. MANSFIELD’S SHORT STORIES 36 II.1. Figurative Language, Symbolism and Theme in "Her First Ball": 37 II.2. Katherine Mansfield – Techniques and Effects in A Cup of Tea. 41 II.3. Literary Colloquial Style in “Miss Brill” by K. Mansfield. 49 II.3.1. Lexical features—Vague Words and Expressions 49 II.3.2 Syntactical and Morphological Features 52 II.3.3 Phonological Schemes of the Figures of Speech 55 II.4. Simplifying Figurative Language in K.Mansfield’s Short Stories 60


Figurative Language is the use of words that go beyond their ordinary meaning. It requires you to use your imagination to figure out the author's meaning. For example, if someone tells you that it is raining cats and dogs, you know that there are not actually cats and dogs falling from the sky. You know it really means that it is raining very hard.
Figurative language is not intended to be interpreted in a literal sense. Appealing to the...

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