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Language, Style and Literature (6 points)


Leader: Peter Groves

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Introduction to discourse stylistics as a method for examining literary texts. How linguistic structures and patterns function to produce different kinds of stylistic effects in literary texts. Theoretical approaches to stylistic analysis, including formalism, structuralism and semiotics. Metre and other kinds of rhythmic form; metrical style; soundpatterning and its affective and iconic potential; poetic diction; the functioning of metaphor, metonymy and other forms of figurative language; formal rhetoric; and the syntactic and discoursal analysis of texts.

Assessment: Exercise in parody (800 words): 10% + Essay (1200 words): 20% + Two brief class tests (one on syntax and one on metre): 10% each + Seminar paper: 10% + Examination (2 hours): 40%

Contact Hours: 2 hours (1 lecture and 1 tutorial) per week

Prerequisites: ENH1010

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