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A Stylistic Analys of Poem Leisure Essay

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Journal of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
ISSN 2422-8435 An International Peer-reviewed Journal
Vol.7, 2015


A Stylistic Analysis of William Henry Davies’ Leisure
Sidra Hanif
M. Phil Scholar, University of Sargodha Women Campus Faisalabad Pakistan
Mumtaz Ahmed
Lecturer in English, Govt. Postgraduate College of Science Faisalabad Pakistan
Maria Aftab
Department of English University of Sargodha Women Campus Faisalabad Pakistan
This paper aims to analyze William Henry Davies’ poem Leisure from the perspective of stylistic analysis. The
analysis made under the level of graphological, syntactical, semantic and phonological patterns. This analysis is
helpful in understanding the basic concept of poem that how modern man has made himself the slave of worldly
pursuits, ignoring the beautiful objects of nature and making his life miserable.
Keywords: Style, Stylistics, Leisure, Phonological level, Graphological level, Morphological level, Lexicosyntactical level

Every writer’s works can have a great influence on fore coming literary works. Even though their
purpose is the same, i.e. revelation of truth about life and human nature, the ways they express ideas differ from
author to author. That means, all authors put works together uniquely to fit the specific conditions in specific
words. Therefore, stylistic analysis may contribute to any one in literature: authors, critics, literature
teachers, and students in identifying those uniquely put works of a certain author. The writer’s strength can be
adopted and his weakness can be a lesson learned. Thus, stylistic analysis of Leisure by William
Henry Davies is the main focus of study in this regard. According to Simpson (2004), the development of
stylistics has begun from the classical period. To find a model of language in a discourse and the way text
communicates has been the continued interest among scholars. Some stylistic work...

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