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2005 | 53 | 1 | 37-55
Article title

FAIRY-TALE BETWEEN ORAL ACCOUNTS AND LITERATURE

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SK
Abstracts
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The comparative analysis of the texts' style on micro-level demonstrated that particular fairy-tales differ first of all by their style of wording. Stylistic rendering of the texts by individual authors (in the cases of Dobsinský or Nemcová we can speak about nuances of the style) have important impact on the further levels of the texts' epic structure. They strongly influence the context of environment and characters, implementation of the category of story teller and elaboration of canonized elements and motives (dialogues in the analyzed texts' segments stand for formulas). However, it does not mean partial or absolute violation of these elements (categories) in the sense of modern fairy-tale or fairy-tale written by some author, but mainly specific stylistic presentation of the elements (categories) which become significant especially during comparing various way of stylization. Qualitative differences between particular texts can be observed at three mutually depended levels: realization of an expressive categories in the texts on the axis 'experience - significance' influencing a way of depiction of the elements of the epic structure of the text that further influences saturation of the text by new meanings, or revealing of archaic archetypal meanings. The elements (characteristics) of each level could be ranged (qualitatively graduated) on the base of relation between folklore and literary qualities, or, respectively, it is possible to observe gradation of literary qualities of the certain elements. For instance, the direct characteristic of a character by story teller is the simplest way of its depiction, typical for folk tales. Thus it can be evaluated as an element connecting the author's way of rendering the story to folklore. On the contrary, indirect characteristic (depiction of the character by means of actions, language, appearance and environment) implies increasing level of literary qualities of the text. Therefore, mentioned levels indicate elaboration of the texts on the basis of oral tradition (folklore) or literacy. They are part of characterization of the story as a folklore or literal phenomenon. Thus they can be seen as a sign of literary texts.
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53
Issue
1
Pages
37-55
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ARTICLE
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  • J. Pacalova, Ústav slovenskej literatúry SAV, Konventná 13, 813 64 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
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06SKAAAA01102530
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bwmeta1.element.2f489bb8-2824-30aa-9113-8a0a0409b1e7
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