Lingustic Methods of Describing (Making Familiar) the Foreign Realities in „Listy z podróży do Ameryki” by Henryk Sienkiewicz Cover Image
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Językowe sposoby opisywania (przybliżania) obcej rzeczywistości w „Listach z podróży do Ameryki” Henryka Sienkiewicza
Lingustic Methods of Describing (Making Familiar) the Foreign Realities in „Listy z podróży do Ameryki” by Henryk Sienkiewicz

Author(s): Magdalena Pietrzak
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Polish Literature, Western Slavic Languages
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: “Listy z podróży do Ameryki” [„Letters from the Journey to America”] by Henryk Sienkiewicz constitute an example of a travelogue — popular 19th century literary form — which significantly contributed to the development of the genre. The aim of the article is to analyze the tendencies in descriptions of the American reality, foreign to the average reader of „Letters”. In the course of functional and genre analysis, the author has been able to determine that „Letters” are more concerned with the aesthetic factor than the information factor, characteristic of practical genres. This aestheticization can be seen predominantly in the use of the elements of the literary style (metaphors, sensory detail, epithets, similes).

  • Page Range: 345-359
  • Page Count: 15
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish