The Processing of Chinese Translation Version for the Novel The Great Gatsby About the Rhetorical Devices

Wenjing WANG


In English when translating the figures of speech, it is hard to express the meaning in the translated target language because of the difference between different language systems. On one hand, retaining the figurative speech of the original works is faithful to the original works because the translation for the literature works is limited by the original works and the translators can not translate freely. On the other hand, it is necessary to keep the style of the original works, which are helpful for the readers to know the original writer’s use of the figurative speeches. The paper mainly deals with the figures of speech in translating including metaphor, exaggeration, euphemism, understatement, pun.


The rhetorical device; The figure of speech; Processing; Exaggeration; Euphemism; Understatement; Pun

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