The Analysis on the Color Intention of Oscar Wilde’s “Nightingale and the Rose”

Yanfang HOU

Abstract


Literature works often try to create the beauty of arts by way of portraying color which stands for a peculiar artistic language. Wilde regarded his fairy tales as “studies in prose”, and in his works, Wilde adopt quite a lot color words to create sophisticated intention to convey his aestheticism and unique death consciousness. It is of great significance to analyze the color intention in his fairy tales. This paper adopt his popular fairy tale “Nightingale and the Rose” as an example to give a detailed analysis on the color intention from three aspects: the constitution and variation of color, the functions of color words and the intention of color words.


Keywords


Color words; Intention; Nightingale and the Rose

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/9593

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