The Explication of the Author’s Traditional Symbolism of the Element Fire in the Poetry of the Russian Symbolist Poet K. Balmont: The Actualization of Zoroastrianism Motives

  • Наталья Николаевна Сыромля PhD, Associate professor of Foreign Languages Department, Kiev National University of Technologies and Design, Kiev
Keywords: Linguoculturology, Symbolism, Fire Symbol, Russian Symbolism, К. Balmont, Zoroastrianism.

Abstract

The article is dedicated to the linguistic analysis of symbol of fire in the Russian symbolist poet, K. Balmont’s lyrics. The symbolic meanings of the element fire have been studied from linguistic and linguoculturological points of view. There defined mechanisms which allow expressing both traditional symbolism of fire and the one by the author; they are collaboration of mythologems and archetypes associated with the symbol explicated in the text with a proper word, in our case with the word “fire”. The subject of this study is one of a side of traditional symbolism of the element fire conditioned by Slavic, Greek mythology, Zoroastrianism, and the Biblical motives. Archetypes are represented with binary oppositions actualizing the semantics of vertical direction, ambivalence, animism, and anthropomorphism. The author’s symbolic meanings are expressed according to his rethinking of the myths and archetypes in the nearest surrounding of the symbol in the texts.
Published
2019-08-31
How to Cite
Сыромля, Н. (2019). The Explication of the Author’s Traditional Symbolism of the Element Fire in the Poetry of the Russian Symbolist Poet K. Balmont: The Actualization of Zoroastrianism Motives. LANGUAGE ART, 4(3). https://doi.org/10.22046/LA.2019.18
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