Love in Contemporary French Children’s Poetry: Between Lyrical Effusion and Argotic Playfulness

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https://doi.org/10.18778/1505-9065.16.24

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contemporary French children’s poetry, love, means of expression

Abstract

The theme of love occupies an important place in contemporary French children’s poetry, being present in very different aspects. The best represented one is love between parents and children. Affective vocabulary, diminutives and childish language indicate a strong emotional interaction between mother and child; tropes (metaphors, personifications etc.) express different facets of love. Poets are sometimes inspired by traditional French lullabies. Full of love, poems teach little readers to appreciate their family, their friends, their homeland, nature, animals, and life. Lyricism, however, does not exclude humour and playfulness. Children love to play and to fool around, and to evoke their mischievous behaviour, poets often recur to slang and familiar vocabulary. The mixture of registers adds to the charm of the poems, whereas a wide range of expressive means reflects the diversity of emotions and feelings.

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Author Biography

Marina Tikhonova, Université d’État de Smolensk, Russie

Marina Tikhonova – linguiste, docteure ès lettres, maître de conférences au département de français de l’Université d’État de Smolensk (Russie). Ses domaines de recherche sont la stylistique, l’analyse du texte littéraire, la littérature, en particulier la poésie française contemporaine pour les enfants, la traduction et la didactique.

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Published

2021-05-19

How to Cite

Tikhonova, M. (2021). Love in Contemporary French Children’s Poetry: Between Lyrical Effusion and Argotic Playfulness. Acta Universitatis Lodziensis. Folia Litteraria Romanica, (16), 261-267. https://doi.org/10.18778/1505-9065.16.24