The language style of "Pride and Prejudice"by Jane Austen
Chapter I. Jane Austen in the search of her narrative style
1.1.Jane Austen’s literary evolution
1.2.Jane Austen and feminism development in fiction
1.3.Jane Austen’s cultural and religious background
1.4."Pride and Prejudice": unity of composition
Chapter II. "Pride and Prejudice": Analysis of stylistic devices used by Jane Austen
2.1. Lexical devices
2.1.1. Use of metaphor
2.1.2. Use of metonymy
2.1.3. Use of epithet
2.1.4. Use of hyperbole
2.1.5. Use of antithesis
2.1.6. Use of similes
2.1.7. Use of idioms
2.2.1. Use of direct speech
2.2.2. Use of uttered reported speech
2.2.3. Use of unuttered reported speech
2.2.4. Use of gap-sentence links
2.2.4. Use of rhetorical questions
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All the above mentioned tasks are implemented in order to achieve our key target, which is characterizing Jane Austen’s language style.
The object of our study is her novel - "Pride and Prejudice".
The study consists of the introduction, theoretical and practical chapters subdivided into subchapters, conclusion and bibliography.
Literary texts are just one of a number of various functional styles. Even within the functional style of literary texts there is great difference in use of various style features. For example, emotive prose is a combination of literary variant of the language and colloquial, which is presented by the speech of the characters which is stylized that means it has been made "literature like" and some elements of conversational English were made use of.
Показать всеEmotive prose allows the use of elements of other styles but the author changes them and fulfils a certain function.
In linguistics there are different terms to denote those particular means by which a writer obtains his or her effect. Expressive means, stylistic means, stylistic devices and other terms are all used indiscriminately for our purposes it is necessary to make a distinction between expressive means and stylistic devices. All stylistic means of a language can be divided into expressive means, which are used in some specific way, and special devices called stylistic devices. The expressive means of a language are those phonetic means, morphological forms, means of word-building, and lexical, phraseological and syntactical forms, all of which function in the language for emotional or logical intensification of the utterance.
In every individual style we can find both the general and the particular. The greater the author is, the more genuine the style will be. Succeeding in isolating and examining the choices which the writer prefers, we can define what the particulars that make up the literary style and make it recognizable. The individuality of a writer is shown not only in the choice of lexical, syntactical and stylistic means but also in their treatment. What we here call individual style, therefore, is a unique combination of language units, expressive means and stylistic devices peculiar to a given writer; which makes that writer's works or even utterances easily recognizable.
The British late 18th - early 19th century prose had its own specific style features, which were common for many writers, especially those who were loyal to the old British belle-lettres traditions dating back to the first women-writers. Taking “Pride and Prejudice” by J. Austen as an example, we can formulate the following common style features: Скрыть
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