• H. F. Koroliuk teacher of the highest category, teacher-methodist, Municipal Institution of Higher Education “Bar Humanitarian and Pedagogical College named after Mykhailo Hrushevsky”, Bar, Ukraine, [email protected]; ORCID ID:



Irene Rozdobudko, middle literature, novel in short stories, immigrants, metaphor.


The article is devoted to the literary analysis of I. Rozdobudko’s novel “I know that you know that I know”. As a result of the work carried out, it was noticed that the work is poorly researched in the literature, so far no systematic scientific and methodological study has been found. It was found that the novel by Irene Rozdobudko presents modern prose, which is located at the crossroads of elitist and egalitarian literature. Philologists call such creativity “middle literature”, which is designed to respond to current questions and challenges of our time and at the same time stimulate the reader to serious thinking. The genre and style features of the work are defined in the work. By all artistic parameters, the novel belongs to avant-garde mass literature, written in the style of existentialism. The elements of content organization of the work, such as theme, idea, genre, issues, are clarified in the novel; the peculiarities of the depiction of the plot canvas of the text through the artistic techniques of retrospection, inner speech, “revelation” were revealed. The article outlines the ideological and moral principles of the heroes who are trying to adapt in a foreign language environment, their desire for inner freedom, which leads to disharmony, dramatic emotional and psychological states. It has been studied that the depiction of the emotional feelings of the characters is carried out through the use of metaphors. It has been determined that I. Rozdobudko’s individual language creation is based on metaphor. This technique has an impact on the creation of both landscape images and character images. Metaphorization of nature takes place through the use, for example, of such symbolic images as the sky, fire, sun, rain. The metaphorization of character images contributes to a more accurate, expressive depiction of the behavioral model of the heroes. There are both metaphorical language turns, clichés that are well-known, actively used by speakers, and metaphorical neologisms can be found in the text of the novel. Metaphorized parameters of living and inanimate objects, metaphorized proper names are revealed in the novel. Metaphor as a tropeistic tool enriches the content of the novel, makes it impressive, understandable, and emotionally rich.


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How to Cite

Koroliuk, H. F. (2024). THE DIFFICULT FATE OF IMMIGRANTS FROM UKRAINE AS THE PLOT CANVAS OF THE NOVEL BY I. ROZDOBUDKO “I KNOW THAT YOU KNOW THAT I KNOW”. Scientific Notes of Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, (1(29), 50–56.