Journal of fundamental and applied researches

Imagery as a meaning-generating category in K. Vonnegut’s novel «Slaughterhouse-Five»

2022. №3, pp. 69-72

Kudryashov Igor A. - Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don

Figurative linguistic means subjectifying the narrative in K. Vonnegut’s novel «Slaughterhouse-Five» affect the reader’s imagination at the junction of multidimensional interaction of reflections on the text and emotions experienced at the same time. In the process of comprehending the literary text, the reader generates and models objects that were not previously felt, immersing himself in the imagery that the author reproduces. The reader’s imagination has a special need for the author’s expressive and relief interpretation of the surrounding reality.

Key words: imagery, explication of implicit content, comparison, symbol