THE PECULIARITIES OF METAPHOR IN CRAIG RAINE’S VERSE FLYING TO BELFAST


  • Victoria Bloshko
Keywords: metaphor, “Martian” school, notion, everyday life, riddle

Abstract

The article is an attempt to determine the peculiarities of metaphor and its role in the verse by Craig Raine Flying To Belfast. The aim of the article is to find out the peculiar features of the poet’s metaphor on the example of the verse Flying To Belfast. The analysis of the materials which dwell on the grounds of Raine’s creation shows that his innovative method was the protest against the poetry of that time. Besides, Positivism, which declares empirical sciences and denies cognitive value of philosophical research, influenced the poetry of C. Raine. The main motives of the poetics of C. Raine are its daily essence in its new percept – poetically portrayed. The basic means to portray everyday life is metaphorical depiction which is grounded on sensory, and particularly visual perception of objective reality. All figurative means of the verse are dependent on one goal – to demonstrate the poet’s view of the world which is antipodal to that of current opinion. “Martians’” means of contemplation is manifested through senses. It explains the fact of Raine’s becoming an influential poet within a short period of time and those ideas which seemed weird and unnatural are now a part of new certitude in poetic imagination. The theoretical grounds for the article are the works by S. D. Pavlychko, Th. Paulin, S. K. Hassan, etc., which helped to determine the theoretical principles that are basic for the further analysis of the text of the verse.

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Published
2017-09-15
How to Cite
Bloshko, V. (2017). THE PECULIARITIES OF METAPHOR IN CRAIG RAINE’S VERSE FLYING TO BELFAST. English and American Studies, (14), 120-126. Retrieved from https://anglistika.dp.ua/index.php/AA/article/view/202
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RELEVANT ISSUES OF LITERARY STUDIES