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The article offers a look at the metaphor as the mechanism of art reception process and at the same time as the mechanism of consciousness organization together with the unconscious area. The idea is expressed
that in this case the traditional conceptual apparatus of philological science acts as an instrument of rationalization of the sense of unity with the text, known to any reader. It is assumed that a reader/viewer holistic emotional impression can be considered in a broad psychological context associated with the metaphorization and synesthesia phenomenas.
The perception of an art work is defined as a specific communicative act in which the intention of the subject reception – its ability and readiness for an aesthetic experience, a kind of «openness» to the text – and the corresponding art work potential readiness to «be experienced» play a decisive role. This ability of the text to resonate with reader and viewer conscious and unconscious is associated with the specifics of the text metaphorical structure and the features of identification and experience of metaphor subject.
The author reveals the idea that metaphor is the language of the internal psyche structure and at the same time the mechanism of translation into the sphere of consciousness. From this point of view the author
show some trends of modern drama: the attraction to the «incarnation» of metaphors, «the object-game». The examples of modern dramaturgic works show how the metaphor is able to accumulate the viewer receptive activity.
The idea that the nature of catharsis lies in the point of the opening access to the unconscious and becomes possible due to the universal «metaphorization portal» is emphasized

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E. E. Biryukova

Moscow City University, Samara branch

Author for correspondence.
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7045-4310
Russian Federation


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