Study on Linguistic Arts of Xu Zhimo’s Defamiliarized Poetry Translation



This article makes an analysis of Xu Zhimo’s poetry translation from linguistic aspects such as defamiliarized lexicon, defamiliarized syntax, defamiliarized textual organization, defamiliarized figures of speech. An objective and just appraisal was given to the translation from the social cultural background of the May Fourth Period. Xu Zhimo’s defamiliarized language is thought to be the result of his seeking for novelty and the result of the translator’s ideology influenced by the Vernacular Movement of the May Fourth Period.


Xu Zhimo; Defamiliarization; Poetry translation; The Vernacular Movement

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