The Role of Embodiment and Personification in N. Teffy’s Short Stories

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The article is devoted to the embodiment and its role in short stories by N. Teffy. The history of the trope and also its rise and linguistic background in the area of satirical genres are investigated. The methods of forming the comic effect directly through the embodiment and the other expressive means are explored in detail, including ones based on embodiment (lingual game, speech mistakes, inner tautology, etc.). The author pays much attention to the frequent case of this trope - personification. The connection follows between personification, semantics of word and semantic field of the object being humanized.

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N P Chizh

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia



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