English Literary Stylistics

Paperback | December 15, 2008

byChristiana Gregoriou

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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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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, pr...

CHRISTIANA GREGORIOU is Lecturer in the School of English at the University of Leeds, UK.  She teaches on the language and literature interface, in stylistics and cognitive poetics, and is the author of Deviance in Contemporary Crime Fiction.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.44 × 6.2 × 0.49 inPublished:December 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230525415

ISBN - 13:9780230525412

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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