Stylistic Analysis

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The text (extract, excerpt, episode, passage, piece, paragraph) under consideration (analysis) comes from the book (novel, story, short story, tale, play, fable, poem) ... name of the work ...written by ... name of the author. *The author (writer, poet) is famous for (known as an)... a bit of infor¬mation about the author and his works, style of writing. *The extract concerns (is devoted to, deals with) ... *The basic theme is ... *The central idea finds its particularization in .../ is disclosed through the following collision (internal/ external conflict)... *From the point of view of presentation the text is – the Is'/ 3rd person narrative – rather a description than a narration – rather a narration than a description – a mixture of narration and description with some a) insertions of direct/ interior/ represented speech; b) lyrical/ critical/ philosophical digression/ retardation/ foreshadowing/ flashbacks to the past *The plot is simple/ complex/ intricate. It centres around ... *The setting of the events is realistic/ historical/ fantastic/ exotic/ rural. *The span of time the extract covers is (obviously) ... *The narrative flow is straight/ complex/ circular/ frame-like. *The climax of the plot development is presented in ... *The denouement is shown in ... *The sentence structure is (predominantly) a) simple; b) composite; c) complicated by the following predicative complexes ...; homogeneous/ het¬erogeneous enumeration of... It is aimed at exciting (evoking) a feeling/ an emotion/ a state of mind/ the sense of being a witness of a particular logical (complex, confused) philosophical (moral, social) consideration (observation). *The text segmentation is realized by the following graphic means:... *The tone of the piece of literature is formal/ semiformal/ informal/ conversational/ casual/ sympathetic/ cheerful/ vigorous/

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