Baranova S., Rozhenko O. Lexical and stylistic features of English-speaking national anthems in the aspect of ideological discourse

Authors

  • Baranova S. Sumy State University
  • Rozhenko O. Sumy State University

Keywords:

ideology, anthem, lexical-stylistic peculiarities, synonym, epithet, metaphor.

Abstract

This article studies lexical and stylistic peculiarities of the national anthems of the United
Kingdom, the USA, Canada, Australia, and Ireland in the aspect of ideological discourse realization.
The vocabulary of the texts is analyzed according to semantic, etymological and stylistic
classification. Synonymiс and antonymiс pairs of lexemes (nouns, verbs, adjectives) are determined
and expressive means of the national anthems (epithet, metaphor, metonymy, hyperbole, tautology,
zeugma, personification, etc.) are characterized. Special attention is paid to archaic and poetic words
in the texts under investigation. The representation of toponyms, terms and genderly marked units is
distinguished. The verbal reflection of correlation between anthems and flags of the countries in the
texts is described. The individual author's peculiarities of selected English-speaking anthems are
defined

Published

2020-03-25

How to Cite

Баранова С. В., & Роженко О. С. (2020). Baranova S., Rozhenko O. Lexical and stylistic features of English-speaking national anthems in the aspect of ideological discourse. Philological Treatises, 8(2), 80–87. Retrieved from https://tractatus.sumdu.edu.ua/index.php/journal/article/view/251

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