Wildes creative work is one of the treasure grains not only in the English but in the world literature as well.
To determine the role of symbol types in the tale The Nightingale and the Rose. To analyse figures of speech used in this work for a better revealing of symbol types. To devices used in the work.
To study figures of speech and stylistic devices used in the work. To examine the role of symbols in the tale. To systematize symbol types. To make tables of symbol types and figures of speech which characterize them. To devices used in the work.
1) Do you know what symbols serve for? 2) What is the purpose of using figures of speech? 3) What symbols taken from fairy-tales can you mention? The approbation
CharacterSymbolExamplesFunction The Nightingale Faithfulness, self-sacrifice Surely Love is a wonderful thing. It is more precious than emeralds, and dearer than fine opals. Love is better than Life. to show that true love is worth sacrificing. The Student Pure, rational knowledge He only knew thethings that are written down in books. not to embody sincere and true feelings. The daughter of the Professor Practicality, the absence of sincere feelings Everybody knows that jewels cost far more than flowers. to show how life is practical.
CharacterSymbolExamplesFunction The oak treeWisdom But the Oak-tree understood, and felt sad, for he was very fond of the little Nightingale who had built her nest in his branches. to give both a real shelter and understanding to the Nightingale. The Rose- tree Hope and Belief If you want a red rose,' said the Tree, 'you must build it out of music by moonlight, and stain it with your own heart's-blood. to give hope for receiving the desired thing (true love). The Red Rose LoveDeath is a great price to pay for a red rose … Love is better than Life. to instill hope for love.
CharacterSymbolExamplesFunction The ThornSuffering love So the Nightingale pressed closer against the thorn, and the thorn touched her heart, and a fierce pang of pain shot through her… she sang of the Love that is perfected by Death, of the Love that dies not in the tomb. to show what the price of love is. The MoonMystery of night and Love; the observer of everything around And when the Moon shone in the heavens the Nightingale flew to the Rose-tree, and set her breast against the thorn. All night long she sang with her breast against the thorn, and the cold crystal Moon leaned down and listened. to show how the mysterious love is.
CharacterSymbolExamplesFunction The Little Green Lizard Сynicism Why is he weeping? For a red rose! they cried; how very ridiculous! and the little Lizard, who was something of a cynic, laughed outright. to show the variety of feelings, emotions and different attitude to love. to show emptiness and narrowminded ness of a bourgeois society. The Butterfly Lightness Why, indeed? said a Butterfly, who was fluttering about after a sunbeam. The Daisy The Dog Blue silk Simplicity Philistinism Unrealizable dream Why, indeed? whispered a Daisy to his neighbour, in a soft, low voice. The daughter of the Professor was sitting in the doorway …, and her little dog was lying at her feet. The daughter of the Professor was … winding blue silk on a reel I am afraid it (the red rose) will not go with my dress.
1) the true lover 2) a marvellous rose 3) a delicate flush of pink 4) cold crystal Moon 1)as white as the foam of the sea, and whiter than the snow upon the mountain 2)his wings coloured like flame 3)the reddest rose in all the world 1)the wings of the dawn 2)feet of the morning 3)a mirror of silver 4)my heart will break 1)Bitter, bitter was the pain, and wilder and wilder grew her song 2)Night after night have I sung of him, though I knew him not: night after night have I told his story to the stars. 1)The Nightingale 4) The Rose-tree 7) The Butterfly 2)The oak tree 5) The Sun 8) The Daisy 3)The Moon 6) The Little Green Lizard Epithet Simile Metaphor Repetition Personifi cation
Epithet SimileMetaphorRepetitionPersonification 1 the true lover as white as the foam of the sea, and whiter than the snow upon the mountain the wings of the dawn Night after night have I sung of him, though I knew him not: night after night have I told his story to the stars. The Nightingale 2 It is more precious than emeralds, and dearer than fine opals. his wings coloured like flamefeet of the morning Bitter, bitter was the pain, and wilder and wilder grew her song The oak tree 3 a marvellous rosethe reddest rose in all the worlda ruby was the heart. the thorn went deeper and deeper into her breast The Rose-tree 4 cold crystal Moon as red as the feet of the dove, and redder than the great fans of coral a mirror of silver Fainter and fainter grew her song The Moon 5 a delicate flush of pink pale as the feet of the morning, and silver as the wings of the dawn my heart will break The Sun 6 What a silly thing Love is as useful as Logicburst of music The Little Green Lizard 7 gay dressesHis lips are sweet as honeypain shot through her The Butterfly 8 lace like pale Ivory Sun in his chariot of gold The Daisy 9 His hair is dark as the hyacinth- blossom, and his lips are red as the rose Moon in her chariot of pearl