Our language is amazing - it is diverse and melodic. It is like a majestic river: it rustles, then murmurs softly. And for everything the language has ways of expression.Epiphany is the ornament of speechThese are numerous trails and stylistic figures that are included in the toolkit of the Russian language. With proper use, they enrich oral and written speech, allow you to enjoy its beauty and harmony.

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Among the many means of expression can be called an epiphany enriching the text with the meaning of identity. When the same segment of speech is repeated, its lexical meaning comes to the fore, which is amplified by multiple occurrences. But at the same time, the epiphany is not the most widespread figure of speech practice, since such repetitions can sometimes give the impression of some awkwardness, irrelevance, artificiality.

Epiphany is a stylistic device based on a symmetrical repetition of sounds, words, phrases at the end of a line in a poetic speech or in a certain passage in prose. His goal is to make the speech beautiful and more emotional. It is used more often with other means of artistic expressiveness. The reception is more characteristic for poetry (almost for all its genres).

As an example, you can find the lines of the poem by S. Gorodetsky, where you can see that the epiphany is a very capacious method:

Not air, but gold,
Liquid gold,
Shed into the world.
Felted without a hammer -
Liquid gold
The world does not move.

A vivid example of poetry, where the expressive coloring gives an epiphany, the definition of which is given a little higher.

Precious facets

The Russian language, being the language of the Russian people, is like a natural diamond. As a precious stone sparkles with numerous facets, so the Russian language is beautiful with all its manifestations. He found his reflection in the field of literature and language, while emphasizing their importance and uniqueness.

And if you take into account that the Russian language is a fusion of strict rules and poetry of living colloquial speech, it remains only to enjoy its richness and expressiveness. Like a diamond shining every face, the Russian language uses all the extraordinary instruments that convey the beauty of our speech. Epiphora is one such element. Let's continue the conversation about it.

Epiphany in the literature

The Russian language, possessing numerous means of artistic expressiveness, extensively shows how the epiphany is used in literature.

A special case of epiphory is familiar to everyone who read the poem. This is an ordinary rhyme. Here, for example, in I. Bunin's poem "The Word" such a rhyme: "Dana - Letters", "Guard - speech."

And from M. Tsvetaeva we find an example of a real epiphory:

The forest is not that!
The bush is not that!
Thrush is not that!

A well-known example of epiphory in prose are Gogol's "festoons". The word is repeated in one sentence to enhance the effect of said seven times quite close, literally through a comma. If we take into account that the sentence contains only 16 words, then we can say that in this example visual reception of sound expressiveness is clearly presented.

Very fond of the epicor S.A. Yesenin. Moreover, he could modify the lexicon of the epicor, proving the richness of the Russian language: "the care has come" in one line turns into "the whim cleared" in him, and both these words accompany the words "in the haze of the heart." The same thing happens with another passage: "why passed" - "because of the passage" complement the words "I'm a charlatan." As you can see, only a small substitution of words allows Yesenin to successfully use the epiphory reception.

Widely used Epiphora Block. In one of his poems as an epiphory the words "in a quiet house" are repeated.

Enhancing the tone of speech

If we consider the epiphorus from the point of view of the syntax of the Russian language, then obviously the following circumstance: repeating at the end of adjacent lines, it serves to strengthen the shades of the sounding speech. Let's take the same Yesenin.

Twice asked in the adjacent lines, the question also receives two answers. And this similarity of the end of lines, manifested in a special rhythm, that is, an epiphany in the Russian language, makes one draw attention to itself and thereby informs the reader of the meaning of the text.

The exclamation mark at the end of Tsvetaeva's lines expresses regret, and with each line it is enhanced by the use of epiphory.

The figure that adds meaning

If we talk about the epic as a figure of adding the semantic content of the text, we can distinguish such varieties:

  1. phonetic;
  2. morphological;
  3. lexical;
  4. syntactic.

Morphological epiphany is a repetition of identical word-building elements at the end of each adjacent line. Example "childrenher  - child killersher. fratricidesher  "In the prose of Yu. Karyakin.

The third species is represented, for example, by NV Gogol: the word "scallops", which was named just above. That is, this kind of epiphory involves the repetition of a word.

An example of the syntactic form of the epiphory can serve, for example, a fragment of the poem by M. Tsvetaeva, who was also considered by us a little earlier.

All kinds of epiphory act as a variety of artistic means of expressiveness. Thus, the epiphany is a figure that adorns any text.

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