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Metafora v modernej a súčasnej poézii a možnosti jej interpretácie
Metaphor in modern and contemporary poetry and its possible interpretations

Author(s): Zoltán Rédey
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Poetry, Studies of Literature, Slovak Literature
Published by: Ústav svetovej literatúry, Slovenská akadémia vied
Keywords: Metaphor; Lyric; Laco Novomeský; Ivan Štrpka; Contemporary poetry; Imagery; Conceptual projection; Interpretation; Sense;

Summary/Abstract: The article is focused on the role of metaphor in 20th- and 21st-century poetry, its aesthetic,semantic as well as cognitive function, measure and way of its presence in the lyrical text– the share of metaphor in the creation of a general aesthetic value and sense of the poem.The author is interested in the possible interpretations of poetic metaphor not only within traditional descriptive-classifying poetological or rhetorical-stylistic interpretive models,but also in a methodologically wider context, e. g. also in the light of current conceptually and cognitively-based theories. In this sense, he concentrates on two main aims or problem areas: 1. an attempt to reinterpret the classically understood poetic metaphor and its traditional theoretical understanding on a synecdochically selected example from Slovak literarymodernism or post-symbolism, Novomeský’ s poem “The Thousand and One Nights” (“Tisíca jedna noc”); 2. in the background, the problem and specificities of metaphor in recent and most recent poetry via concrete illustrative textual extracts from a more widely-understood current author (Štrpka’ s text). The study also touches upon the questions of the pragmatics of metaphor, as a way of constituting the meaning of the poem.

  • Issue Year: 10/2018
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 5-18
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Slovak