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Journal of Language, Linguistics and Literature, Vol.5, No.1, Mar. 2019, Pub. Date: May 17, 2019
An Analysis of Li He’s Poetry from the Perspective of Sub World Theory
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[01] Qing Wang, School of Teacher and Education, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China.
The Sub World Theory is the third theoretical part of Text World Theory which proposed by Professor Paul Werth and further developed by Joanna Gavins. It is concerned with how language, as well as the context in which it is produced, leads the participants in the discourse to build mental representations for original events. In fact, the Text World Theory originates from the traditional Cognitive Linguistics which is the theory about the production and receiving of the discourse. The Sub World Theory has been applied widely in the literary text analysis to explain how fictional words are created and how they develop. According to this theory, “sub world” can be divided into three levels: the Deictic Sub World, the Attitudinal Sub World and the Epistemic Sub World. Li He was a well-known and outstanding poet in Song Dynasty. If the achievements of literature and art are combined together, Li He is definitely the historical figure in ancient times. No one in the entire Chinese cultural history can keep pace with him. The purpose of this paper is to use the Sub World Theory make an analysis of classic Chinese poetry Li He’s works. The combination of the foreign theory and Chinese culture further promote the advancement of the cognitive poetics and enrich the analyzing methodologies for Chinese classical poems. Meanwhile, it is beneficial to Chinese traditional culture to appear on the international stage.
Deictic Sub-world, Attitudinal Sub-world, Epistemic Sub-world, Li He’s Poetry
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