CONCEPTUAL EMOTION METAPHORS IN BRITISH AND AMERICAN FICTION
In modern linguistic researches category of emotiveness is one of the most important categories. So, since the 1990s linguistic branches of science have been studied emotions as a language phenomenon. Nowadays many scholars appeal to the people's emotional sphere and its representation in language. But only some of them pay attention to the correlation between emotions and metaphors. Metaphor is an important means of language expressiveness as well. And metaphors correlated with the emotions are more expressive than any other metaphor used in oral or written speech and more vivid than the emotional word or word-expression. In this article, we deal with the metaphors of emotions used in British and American fiction. The study of this aspect of emotiveness can help us to understand the intimate implication of literary works and their influence on the perception and adequate cognition of emotions. We decided to reveal the cases of emotion metaphors used in the English-speaking prose and to analyze the conceptual models of emotion metaphors functioning in the literary texts. Different types of metaphors are used in literary discourse. Emotion metaphors play a great role in fiction as well. Describing the characters' life and the mode of thoughts, authors create the emotional world of their personages. This world is individual and quite rich, and it cannot be represented without figurativeness. And metaphors help to create characters and their inner world. The object of the article is the metaphors based on the emotion nominations. The subject of the article is the semantic and stylistic description of the emotion metaphors in the English-speaking literary discourse. The objective of the paper is to reveal the role of emotions in metaphoric modeling of the author's worldview and to determine the linguistic and cognitive realization of emotion metaphor in literary contexts. The sources of our research are passages from English and American pieces of fiction. Among the authors are: J. London, M. Mitchell, W.S. Maugham, J.K. Rowling, O. Wilde and others.