English Literary Stylistics

English Literary Stylistics

by Christiana Gregoriou
     
 

ISBN-10: 0230525415

ISBN-13: 9780230525412

Pub. Date: 11/25/2008

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

This refreshingly straightforward and accessible textbook introduces students who might not have a linguistic background, to the study of literary texts. Taking a genre-based approach, Gregoriou provides students with the analytical skills and theoretical approaches they need to interpret the language of literature.

Examining poetry, prose and drama, English

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Overview

This refreshingly straightforward and accessible textbook introduces students who might not have a linguistic background, to the study of literary texts. Taking a genre-based approach, Gregoriou provides students with the analytical skills and theoretical approaches they need to interpret the language of literature.

Examining poetry, prose and drama, English Literary Stylistics:

• Introduces the key ideas, theories and developments of stylistics, setting stylistic analysis alongside discussion of the discipline
• Provides worked-through examples on the stylistics of each genre, enabling students to engage with practical stylistic analysis
• Covers recent developments in cognitive stylistics
• Includes useful ideas for projects, guidance on methodology and annotated further reading

This is the ideal accompaniment for any student beginning the study of stylistics as it allows the reader to investigate the effects of literary genres through the structure of language.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230525412
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
11/25/2008
Series:
Perspectives on the English Language Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Series Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction: An 'overview' of Literary Stylistics
Naming Poetic Parts
Poetic Figures, Foregrounding and Metaphor
Stylistics of Poetry Practice
Narrators, Viewpoint, Speech and Thought
Narrative Worlds, Schemata and Frames
Stylistics of Prose Practice
Structure and Characterisation in Drama
The Pragmatics of Drama
Stylistics of Drama Practice
Concluding Remarks
Bibliography

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