Literary Techniques of Marquez’s Literary Discourse

Mohammad B. Aghaei, Safar Hayati

Abstract


The literary techniques of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novels deal with his literary devices and figurative language which he has applied in his novels. These devices basically serve as socio-symbolic mediations that relate the literary text to his culture. For this reason, Marquez has immensely applied the figurative elements in his novels, making a bridge between his works and the world to which he belongs. These elements can be thus interpreted by taking into consideration the cultural aspects of his society. Hence, this article surveys the figurative dimensions of his novels and the intention here is mainly to decode the figurative elements such as metaphor, metonymy, hyperbole and other symbolic components of his literary discourse.

Keywords


Signification; Symbolic; Figural devices; Institutionalized discourse

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968%2Fj.sll.1923156320130703.2872

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