Sherwood Anderson and His Ohio, Winsburg theme: Revealing Metaphors

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Sherwood Anderson is a significant writer in the history of American literature. “Ohio, Winsburg” is one of his representative works in which metaphors are adopted to play an important part in revealing the themes. This paper attempts to analyze the metaphors in the short stories and find out how the metaphors help to develop the plots and reveal the themes.
Key words: Sherwood Anderson, “Ohio, Winsburg”, metaphors, theme—revealing
Résumé Les personnages féminins n’occupent qu’une petite place dans l’oeuvre de John Steinbeck. Poutant, cet article s’efforce d’étudier, par l’analyse des figures féminines dans Des souris et des hommes et Chrysanthème, la faiblesse et la solitude au fond de l’âme des femmes, qui se situent dans une position défavorable et n’arrivent pas à se libérer des restrictions, dans la lutte contre les hommmes et le processus de la poursuite de leurs rêves qui s’anéantissent en face du pouvoir absolu des hommes.
Mots clés: les femmes, les rêves, les restrictions, la solitude
摘 要 舍伍德•安德森是美國現代文學史上一位不可忽視的小說家。《小城畸人》是他的短篇小說集之一,也是他昀成功的代表作。隱喻是其文學作品中常見的一種表現手法,也越來越多的受到研究者們的關注。本文通過對安德森《小城畸人》文本的分析解讀,找出其中隱喻的存在和表現,試證明隱喻的使用能夠直接而有效地推動小說情節的發展和小說主題的深化與昇華,起到構建主題的作用。
關鍵詞:舍伍德 •安德森;《小城畸人》;隱喻;主題建構

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