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SOURCE:   Philology. Theory & Practice. Tambov: Gramota, 2017. є 4. Part 1. P. 86-89.
SCIENTIFIC AREA: Philological Sciences
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Egorova Ol'ga Arsenovna
Lomonosov Moscow State University

Abstract. The article analyzes the national singularity and specificity of the initial formulae of the tales of the British Isles. The author concludes that the initial formulae are rich in stylistic figures typical of poetry (antitheses, parallelism, and means of verbal instrumentation) as they are intended to charm the reader, take him into a magical world. The most typical of the initial formulae of fairy tales are such tropes as metaphor, epithet, simile, lexical repetition and hyperbola.
Key words and phrases: фольклор, сказки Ѕританских островов, национальное своеобразие, самобытность, начальные формулы, folklore, tales of the British Isles, national singularity, originality, initial formulae.
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