Philology, pedagogy, and psychology

2014 Issue №2

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The linguopragmatic potential of comparison in the literary discourse: The case of Khaled Hosseini’s works



This article analyses the linguistic characteristics of similes in the works of modern American writer Khaled Hosseini. It provides an interpretation of the semantic, structural, and pragmatic features of comparative structures containing a comparison concept and a concept under comparison that have a referential correlation with the spheres of the spiritual and material world. It is concluded that that that stylistic device of simile, which helps to deliver the intention of the author of a literary discourse to the reader, has a linguopragmatic potential.


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