- Verbalization of the red colour mythologem in Oleksii Dovhiy’s poetry
Verbalization of the red colour mythologem in Oleksii Dovhiy’s poetry
УДК 811.161.2’42:821.161.2-1.08.09:7.046Довгий О.
Oleksandr STROKAL, PhD, Assistant Prof., Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-9229-2711
The peculiarities of the linguistic expression of the mythologem “red” on the material of Oleksii Dovhiy’s poetic texts are analyzed in the study. The author of the article characterized the grammatical, semantic, stylistic, individual-author’s characteristics of using the language units denoting the realities associated with the considered mythologem. During the research, the author made a number of theoretical generalizations about the role of linguistic means in the process of representing the poet’s creative idea, features of the worldview of his lyrical hero. The article clarifies the role and functions of poetic text in the authorreader dialogue. The researcher analyzed a number of scientific statements concerning the peculiarities of interaction of individuals’ linguistic worldview within a certain collective, and found that ethnic-regional peculiarities, local traditions, customs and rituals affect the individual’s psycholinguistic
paradigm. The researcher based his point of view on the issue of linguistic understanding of the concepts of myth, mythologem and mythema. The article emphasizes the special function of linguistic units that denote the realities associated with the color red in Oleksii Dovhiy’s poetic texts. The analyzed units were grouped according to their grammatical characteristics, structure and semantics. The author of the article found out that words denoting the mythologem of the color red and the realities associated with it participate in the creation of a number of author’s images and motifs in the analyzed poetic texts, which significantly expand the boundaries of the semantic content of this mythologeme. During the
research, it was found that in numerous authorial contexts, the mythologem of the color red is associated with images of the ideal locus, changes, transformations, revolutions and wars, as well as with the feeling of love and female beauty. The author of the article noted that verbalizers of the ideal locus are often associated with images of the sun in the lyrical hero’s mind; the words, which indicate to the changes are often associated with images of fire, wounds and blood; words, which in the lyrical hero’s mind are associated with love and female beauty, contain in their composition semantic indications of different types of shades of red.
Keywords: red colour, mythologema, symbol, sacral locus, linguistic worldview, Oleksii Dovhiy’s poetry.