Mythological Metaphor in the Aspect of Metaphor Genesis Research

In the article the mythological image and mythological metaphor are considered as an initial stage in the development of metaphor as a cognitive mechanism of sense formation.

Irish Sagas as a National Prototype of the Modern English Short Story

In the article Irish sagas are analyzed as a source defining national originality of the development of the short story genre in Great Britain. Specific aesthetic features of the sagas, allowing to consider them the short story predecessors, are revealed through the prism of oral and written tradition synthesis.