Yegorova I.D. Linguostylistic Characteristics of Fedor Glinka’s Poem “The Book of Job. Free Paraphrase of the Book of Job”
The article explores linguistic and stylistic characteristics of the poetic paraphrase of the Book of Job by Fedor Glinka. The state of mind of the poem’s narrator is revealed by means of his vocabulary and syntax. Metaphor and simile play the main part, especially in the descriptions of landscapes. Glinka uses these tropes as well as various repetitions – both root and word ones – to show the inner suffering of Job. Chapters describing the mental and physical suffering of Job contain evocative vocabulary, synonyms and antonyms as well as rhetorical questions and exclamations that intensify the emotional tone of narration. The article discusses such literary devices as anaphora, alliteration, assonance, and rhetorical question that help to organize the poem. Authorial punctuation is discussed as well.
linguistic and stylistic characteristics, metaphor, simile, repetition, evocative vocabulary, alliteration, assonance, anaphora, rhetorical question, imperative sentences