Ideostylistic features of the translating discourse in the literary works of suspense

I. I. Mogiley


The article regards principles of stylistic and narratological approach to translation making in  suspense, its psychological, linguo-textual and psycholinguistic features, and also analyses the structure of the genre offshoots in the literary discourse as well as readers’ perception in the Ukrainian language aspe ct. A dictionary definition of suspense would indicate that it is a feeling of apprehension about what is yet to 
happen. Suspense or cliffhanger is an artistic device, a plot, or narrative device, in which the end is  curiously abrupt so that the protagonist is left in a difficult situation without offering any resolution of conflicts. To be in a state of suspense is to be uncertain about the future and have an emotional stake in what will unwind. Screenplay writers and fiction writers commonly use suspense as a plot device, creating a series of cliffhangers that keep people reading the book or watching the film. Indeed, suspense provides the feelings of both tension and anticipation. It often involves surprise, characters may do the unexpected, situations may quickly take a turn for the better or worse, or a plot line may have a clever twist. Creators of suspense must maintain a heightened sense of discomfort or discordance in their stories, and often attempt to end a story unpredictably. Apart from tension experiences on the level of the plot, tension can also be induced on more micro-structural levels of a text.


ideostyle; genre; discourse; suspense; perception; narrative; language personality; peculiar manner of writing; personal world concept; lingual and cultural text interpretation


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