Metaphorical Modeling in Fictional Prose as a Reflection of Its Thematic Focus

Vladimir Andreev, Zhanna Fomicheva


This paper aims to present the results of the study of metaphorical modeling in the contemporary prose in English using the methodology of Cognitive Linguistics which helps to single out the sources and targets of metaphorical modeling in contemporary fiction. The research focuses on such targets and sources of metaphorical modeling as HISTORY, CIVILIZATION, NATURE and HUMAN BEING. The research of this kind helps to uncover the world view presented in the key texts of contemporary fiction in relation to the four basic concepts named above. In accordance with the results of the analysis of metaphorical clusters in some contemporary novels, their thematic focus is thus classified as Anthropological, Social, Historical or Natural Focus.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n3s1p263

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