STYLISTICS AS A LITERARY APPROACH: A HISTORICAL AND CRITICAL ANALYSIS
Riyad Abdurahman Manqoush , Yahya Hassan Al-Wadhaf
This paper investigates the discipline of Stylistics with the aim of appropriating a literary approach that can be used in literary studies. This critical appropriation is of quite significance because it is supposed to contribute in the theoretical contemporary studies that are concerned with the development of Stylistics. In this paper, we assume that General Stylistics is inadequate to analyze the various styles of literature. This is because it is mostly general and cannot stand on its own. Therefore, using a specific approach, such as Literary Stylistics, is of quite importance for analyzing literary texts. Based on the discussions and analysis, Literary Stylistics is an approach that is concerned with analyzing the styles in literary texts. It studies literature with a special focus on its artistic and aesthetic characteristics. The research ends up with the conclusion that scholars of literature need to use Literary Stylistics when analyzing literature for General Stylistics fails to investigate the its aesthetic and artistic devices. In other words, General Stylistics drives the analysis toward the overt language only and neglects the covert one and what is beyond the text, and this undervalues the literariness of the text. Therefore, Literary Stylistics, as appropriated in this research, is very important for literary scholarly studies, and it can be used as a theoretical background, framework and methodology for these studies.
Keywords: Literary Stylistics; style; its trends; levels; elements.
Journal Name :
EPRA International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research (IJMR)
Published on : 2021-12-09