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The paper studies «Life of F.V. Ushakov» by A. Radishchev. The novel is a canonical transformation of hagiographic genre. It consists of two stories: the rhetorical and biographical. The consequence of duality becomes a stylistic heterogeneity of the narrative text. The object of the paper is the story of rhetorical language features. The plot is connected with reflections of A. Radishchev, his thoughts about the relationship of power and rights, the role of the individual in society, partnership, friendship,
love, the idea of the Enlightenment. The language features are targeting narrative, associative semantic and sensory field, local and temporal lexical classifiers, complex syntactic whole, aphorisms, lexical repetition, antithesis, paraphrases.

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A. V. Rastyagaev

Samara branch of Moscow City University

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ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1825-0097
Russian Federation

Yu. V. Slozhenikina

Самарский филиал Московского городского педагогического университета

ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1825-0097
Russian Federation


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