SYNTACTIC MARKERS OF THE “AUREATE” STYLE OF THE ENGLISH MEDIEVAL POETRY

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The article concerns the matter of investigating the poetic language phenomenon the value of which is acquired as a result of the influence of relations with the work of literature grammar basis. The problem under study is solved on the “golden” style phenomenon proper to the medieval English poetry. Courtois chivalric poems textual material is taken as an illustrative source as a most representative to research peculiarities of the “aureate” style. The “belles-lettres” style is considered as an element of the model “style - text - discourse”, the character of their interrelations making influence on the style components as well as the nuances of their combination. The epoch of changing the Middle Ages by the Renaissance is marked by the simultaneous changing the oral forms of the text existing by written ones accompanied by interacting of the oral and written forms of the bookish and oral speech. The character of the process of the work of literature grammar basis forming during the period of the late Middle Ages is under the influence of the process of the epoch under consideration and stylish tendencies caused by humanistic direction which intensified in Europe at time. Within the scope of the tendency classical rhetoric guides are replaced by national ones. The latter oriented to Latin, French and Provençal patterns. This fact induced their emulative character that can be observed in he tendency to use the experience of both classical and modern Italian writers (Dante, Boccaccio, Petrarca). The situation in England of the time concerned reflects the one in continental Europe which is manifested first of all in the tendency proper to the Italian humanistic art to elaborate and refine style known as “aureate” or “golden”, the term introduced into scientific circulation by Lydgate. The syntactic layer of the phenomenon is served as a subject of the present study.


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Yuliya P Vyshenskaya

Herzen State Pedagogical University

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Ph.D, Assosiate Professor of the Department of English Language and British Studies of Herzen State Pedagogical University; Scientific Interests: Historical Stylistics, History of Literature, History of Language, Literature studies, Stylistics, Text Linguistics

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