Internal dialogue in letters and essays

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The article discusses the features of internal dialogue in such genres as letter and essay. As an empirical material, the author took examples of media files published by Armenian Internet resources (magaghat.am, azg.am/AM/culture). As a result of the analysis, were discovered the characteristic forms of the author’s relationship with the internal “I” (internal recipients). These communicative forms give the text persuasiveness and integrity, which paves the way for the audience. A number of peculiarities of the internal dialogue were examined separately in a letter (Charlie Chaplin's letter to his daughter Geraldine) and in an essay (“No, oh Tolstoy, no!”). As a conclusion the common and distinctive aspects emerging in these two genres were summed up.


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David V. Petrosyan

Yerevan State University

Author for correspondence.
Email: davidpetrosyan@ysu.am
1 Alex Manoogian St., Yerevan, 0025, Republic of Armenia

Doctor of Philology, Professor, Head of the Department of New Media and Communications of Faculty of Journalism of Yerevan State University

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