Stylistics Essay

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Allegory is an extended metaphor through an entire speech or passage so that objects, persons, and actions in the Text are equated with meanings that lie outside the Text. It is used: - to enlighten the hearer by answering questions and suggesting some principles; - for the purpose of moral instruction The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becomes a three, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches there of. |Alliteration is the repetition of initial consonant sound in two or more words following each other immediately or at short intervals. It is used: - to emphasize certain words or a line; - to unite words through a kind of repetition; - to make phrases catchy (in advertisement); - to achieve a melodic or emotional effect; - to enhance the rhythm of the sentence; - as a substitute for rhymes. e.g. For my part, I abominate all honorable respectable toils, trials and tribulations of every kind whatsoever. | | |Allusion is a reference to a fact that the writer thinks the reader |Anadiplosis is the repetition of the final unit of one utterance at the | |already knows. Allusions can be made to maters of general knowledge such |beginning of the next utterance. | |as sports, to characters and incidents connected with well-known works of |It is used: | |literature, Bible, to historical events and characters. |- to attract the reader’s attention to the key-word of the utterance; | |It is used: |- to give rhythm to the utterance. | |- to characterize

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