THE IMAGE OF WISE WOMAN IN A LITERARY TEXT (BASED ON THE NOVEL „THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA” BY LAUREN WEISBERGER)

Keywords: chick lit, image, the image of wise woman, literary text, lexical means, stylistic devices.

Abstract

The article is focused on main characteristics of a new postmodern genre  ̶ chick lit, namely on the image of a wise woman in modern literature. The analysis is based on the novel “The Devil Wears Prada” by Lauren Weisberger, as well as on the classification of literary images that occur in contemporary Poetics. The authors assume that chick lit presents a new type of a woman in postmodern literature - a wise woman. It is defined that lexical means and stylistic devices, such as metaphors, personifications, hyperboles, and rhetorical questions create the image of wise woman as the one who is aspiring to a career, realising herself not only in the area of family, but mainly in the area of professional life, and at the same time does not forget to take care of herself in the struggle of different duties. It is stressed that this image has not always meant an independent feminist woman, but has in fact undergone great transformations from a feminine stereotype of a devoted woman to a wise woman due to rapid changes that have taken place recently in women's lives.

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2020-05-01
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Babelyuk, O., & Galaidin, A. (2020). THE IMAGE OF WISE WOMAN IN A LITERARY TEXT (BASED ON THE NOVEL „THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA” BY LAUREN WEISBERGER). Scientific Journal of Polonia University, 37(6), 63-70. https://doi.org/10.23856/3706