Stylistic Analysis

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Introduction…………………………………………………………………………3-7
Chapter 1. Stylistic peculiarities of D.H. Lawrence and H.W. Longfellow’s poetry…………………………………………………………………….7
1.1. The use of polysemanticism of the word in combination with repetition in poems by D.H. Lawrence and H.W. Longfellow………..7-12
1.2. Lingvo-stylistic potential of D.H. Lawrence’s “Don’ts”………….12-14
1.3. The main stylistic-semantic features of H.W. Longfellow’s poem
“The Song of Hiawatha” (Introduction)……………………………...14-18

Chapter 2. Romantic and lyrical figure of Robert Burns……………………………18
2.1. General stylistic features of R. Burns’s poem “My Heart’s in the Highlands”………………………………………………………..18-21
2.2. The style in “My Heart’s in the Highlands”………………………21-23

Chapter 3. Lexical, syntactic expressive means and stylistic devices in:………….24
3.1. “Young and Old” by Charle Kingsley……………………………24-26
3.2. “Out of Sight, Out of Mind” by Barnabe Googe…………………26-28

Conclusion………………………………………………………………………29-30 References………………………………………………………………………31-32

Introduction
The theme of the course paper is concerned with the stylistic analysis of five poems by different authors (D.H. Lawrence, H.W. Longfellow, R. Burns, Ch. Kingsley, B. Googe). The issue of stylistics and stylistic analysis has been extensively studied in recent years and the problem of stylistics has been a subject of special interest.

Various scientific paradigms, trends and methods of stylistics and literary studies have been developed and explored in the works by such prominent scholars of pre-soviet, soviet and post-soviet linguistic schools as Larin B.A., Peshkovsky A.M., Polivanov E.D., Scherba L.V., Galperin I.R., Akhmanova O.S., Arnold I.V., Skrebnev Yu.M., Golovin B.N., Kukharenko V.A., Morohovsky O.M. and many others.

“Thus the term “stylistics” is not old but the discipline originated from ancient Greek and Roman poetics and rhetoric. Modern poetics is a discipline concerned with the structural forms of literary art, both poetic and prosaic, and its crucial problem is: what turns a verbal message into a work of art” [10, p.3].

The term “stylistics” became associated with detailed linguistic criticism because, at the time it developed, the study of authorial style was a major critical concern, and linguistic analysis, allied to statistics, was popular with the more linguistically inclined critics. According to some modern scholars, it is now moved away from the study of style and towards the study of how meanings and effects are produced by literary texts. Nowadays by stylistics the modern British linguist Henry Widdowson means “the study of literary discourse from a linguistic orientation, i.e. stylistics is an area of mediation between the two disciplines, the two subjects: language and literature” [18, p.43]. In R. de Beaugrande’s words, “stylistics applies linguistics to literature” [2, p.18]. So, the object of stylistic analysis is language represented in literary texts. Stylistic analysis is a part of literary studies, of any adequate linguistic description. It is practiced as a means of understanding the possible meanings in a text as well as finding out the individual properties of concrete texts or text types. Its ultimate aim is to clarify the message of the author’s work through careful observation and consistent description of language phenomena in the text under study.

Done at the junction of linguistic and literary analysis the work is concerned with a number of problems of the poems interpretation, stylistic, linguistic and literary analysis. Although considerable amount of research has been devoted to the problem of the stylistic analysis few...
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