244156645 FIGURATIVE USE OF WORDS IN W S MAUGHAM S SHORT STORIES Docx

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MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
OF THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA

“ION CREANGA” STATE PEDAGOGICAL UNIVERSITY

FACULTY OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES

ENGLISH PHILOLOGY CHAIR

DIPLOMA PAPER

FIGURATIVE USE OF WORDS IN W.S.MAUGHAM`S SHORT STORIES)

Submitted by:
IONAŞCO SILVIA,
the 4th year student, group 404

Scientific adviser:
SMOCHIN OLGA,
Senior lecturer

Chişinău – 2011
CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION………………………………………………………………...3

Chapter I. BASIC ASSUMPTIONS OF STYLISTIC DEVICES IN
LITERATURE
1.1. Stylistic Resources of Language. Lexical and Lexico-Syntactical Stylistic Devices in Fiction……………………………………………………………6 1.2. The Use of Expressive Means in Literature..………………………………11 1.2.1. Irony as a Stylistic Device Used in Literature……………………………..12 1.2.2. The Use of Epithets in Fiction……………………………………………..15 1.2.3. The Role of Repetition in Literature……………………………………….18 1.2.4. The Importance of Phraseological Units Employed in Narrative………….23

Chapter II. TRANSLAION DIFFICULTIES OF STYLISTIC DEVICES IN SHORT STORIES BY W.S.M. 2.1. Style of Maugham`s Writing…………………………………………………29 2.2. The Pragmatic Analysis of the Use of Expressive Means in Maugham`s Short Stories………………………………………………………………………...32 2.2.1. Rendering Epithets in Somerset Maugham`s Short Stories………………..32 2.2.2. Employment of Irony in Maugham`s Narrative……………………………40 2.2.3. Repetition as a Stylistic Device in Maugham`s Short Stories……………...51 2.2.4. The Use of Phraseological Units in Maugham`s Short Stories…………….58 2.3. The Statistical Results of Investigation………………………………………..

CONCLUSION……………………………………………………………............

BIBLIOGRAPHY…………………………………………………………...........

APPENDIX…………………………………………………………………..........

INTRODUCTION
This Diploma Paper is the result of theoretical investigation and practical research of the topic “FIGURATIVE USE OF WORDS IN SOMERSET MAUGHAM`S SHORT STORIES”. Figurative language is the language which uses “figures of speech” – a way of saying something other than the literal meaning of the words. Figurative language departs from literal meaning to achieve a special effect or meaning. Figures of speech are of such importance that they must always occupy a prominent place in every treatise on style or criticism. The purpose of fiction is to extend, broaden, deepen, enrich, and expand the consciousness and souls of the many readers who will experience many literary works over many years. Using different figures of speech, writers make their works accurate, vivid, and memorable. And such a great role is played by irony, epithets, repetition and phraseological units in the investigated within this Diploma Paper Somerset Maugham`s short stories. So, the Work is devoted to the study of his figurative language. Thus, for choosing this topic there were several reasons. First of all, it was interesting to enlarge our knowledge in the sphere of English Literature. Second, we wanted to deepen study of the theme which was arisen during the lessons of Literature. And, finally, we have understood that closer acknowledgement with the figurative language in English literature and, namely, in W. Somerset Maugham`s short stories will help us in better understanding the other more complicated linguistic, stylistic and pragmatic problems. The main aim of the Work is to analyse figurative use of words in W. S. Maugham`s short stories. To achieve the aim set it was necessary to solve the following tasks: 1. To collect from Maugham`s narrative the set of sentences containing different stylistic devices: irony, epithets, repetition and phraseological units. 2. To study the theory on the topic and reveal the problems which were discussed in the theoretical sources. 3. To interpret the use of different figures of speech in Maugham`s short stories. 4. To reveal Somerset Maugham`s individual style of writing. While conducting...

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