Vol. 4 No. 5 (2024)
Articles

Exploiting The English Language: A Stylistic Analysis of the Language of Poetry

Ifelunwa Margaret EJIE
Department of Journalism and Media Studies, Faculty of Computing, Delta State University of Science and Technology, Ozoro. 08034909244, ifelunwaejie4real@gmail.com

Published 2024-05-07

Keywords

  • Linguistics,
  • Language,
  • Stylistics,
  • paralinguistic,
  • functional grammar,
  • poetry
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How to Cite

EJIE, I. M. . (2024). Exploiting The English Language: A Stylistic Analysis of the Language of Poetry. International Journal of Research in Education and Sustainable Development, 4(5), 100-109. https://www.openjournals.ijaar.org/index.php/ijresd/article/view/559

How to Cite

EJIE, I. M. . (2024). Exploiting The English Language: A Stylistic Analysis of the Language of Poetry. International Journal of Research in Education and Sustainable Development, 4(5), 100-109. https://www.openjournals.ijaar.org/index.php/ijresd/article/view/559

Abstract

This paper is an exploitation of the linguistic and paralinguistic features in the stylistic analysis of a text. By exploring the controversy between the linguists and the literary critics, this study was able to utilize the linguistic theory of M.A.K Halliday’s systemic functional grammar in the analysis of a literary text. It was found out that the investigation of content and form both need a joint collaboration that provides an insight into the inner working of the text by revealing the possibilities and limitations of the text. It concluded that language use in this field of discourse is a deviance from the regular language use and therefore, recommended that linguists and literary critics should collaborate not only in the analysis of literary texts but also of texts that are not necessarily literal so that they can see themselves as partners in academic progress.

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