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Over the last ten years there were awesome advances in stylistics. those have given upward thrust to new phrases and to revised contemplating techniques and re-definitions of phrases. A Dictionary of Stylistics, second version includes over six hundred alphabeticlly indexed entries: absolutely revised because the first and moment versions, it includes many new entries.

Drawing fabric from stylistics and a number of comparable disciplines reminiscent of sociolinguistics, cognitive linguistics and conventional rhetoric, the revised 3rd version presents a priceless reference paintings for college kids and lecturers of stylistics, in addition to serious discourse research and literary feedback. whilst it presents a normal photo of the character, insights and methodologies of stylistics. in addition to explaining terminology basically and concisely, this variation includes a topic index for extra ease of use.

With quite a few quotations; reasons for lots of simple phrases from grammar and rhetoric; and a finished bibliography, it is a specified reference paintings and guide for stylistic and textual research. scholars and academics at secondary and tertiary degrees of English language and literature or English as a overseas or moment language, and of linguistics, will locate it a useful resource of knowledge.

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In rhetoric this would have been termed amphibologia. Lexical ambiguity arises because of polysemy (words having more than one meaning) or homonymy (words having the same form, but different origins). I need new glasses might mean something different to a short-sighted reader and a publican. Ambiguity is more often potential than real: normally in speech and writing natural communicative redundancy, and the situational or textual context, will lead to the required interpretation of a message. g.

In dramatic dialogue it can be used more naturalistically across speaker turns, to suggest the picking up of the words of the other. In Othello (III. iii) Iago exploits this feature to plant the seeds of suspicion in Othello’s mind about Cassio: othello: Is he not honest? iago: Honest, my lord? othello: Honest, Ay, honest. iago: My lord, for aught I know. othello: What dost thou think? iago: Think, my lord? othello: Think, my lord! By heaven, thou echo’st me As if there were some monster in thy thought Too hideous to be shown.

Alliteration and rhyme. 35 ASYNDETON; ASYNDETIC CO-ORDINATION ■ asyndeton; asyndetic co-ordination Asyndeton in traditional grammars and rhetoric refers to co-ordinated clauses or phrases without explicit conjunctions or connectives (Gk ‘unconnected’). In Randolph Quirk et al. 1) it is termed asyndetic co-ordination. For example: At Mr. Wackford Squeers’s Academy, Dotheboys Hall . . Youth are boarded, clothed, booked, furnished with pocket-money, provided with all necessaries, instructed in all languages living and dead.

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