نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
دانشجوی دکتری زبانشناسی، پژوهشگاه علوم انسانی و مطالعات فرهنگی
عنوان مقاله [English]
In this study "The First Snow" among series of stories by Guy de Maupassant will be analyzed in the Text World theory framework. Text World theory is a Cognitive approach which is used to understand literary works. The main question is to distinguish the principal characteristics used by the author and mental representations created by the reader. The present research shows that this story has mainly narrative structure and the descriptive axis turns around personification. Deictic and attitudinal sub-worlds constitute the majority of sub-worlds in this story which indicates that the author regularly places the reader in different situations; and also character's thought, attitude and desire have a great contribution to developing story by the author and forming mental worlds in reader's mind.