It also examines the uniqueness of stylistics as it concerns both the combination of linguistics and literary study of the texts being reviewed.
It also examines the uniqueness of stylistics as it concerns both the combination of linguistics and literary study of the texts being reviewed. The data used to illustrate and substantiates our claims are systematically sourced from the selected Nigerian prose texts earlier mentioned.
The lexico-semantic patterns and choices, the phonological, morphological, syntactic and graphological devices are the main stylistic elements coupled with rigorous in-depth analysis of the figurative language employed in selected prose texts which are used to prove our claims.
Finally, we find that each of the elements however, has identifiable functions which contribute to the effective meaning of the texts. This implies that; while Achebe tends towards phallocentric predilection, Adichie subtly differs by pitching a camp with her gender lot — Feminism.
This creates a wide valley between the two Pharaphrasing the purple hibiscus. As an academic discipline it has always been seen, pretty much throughout the twentieth century, as neither one thing nor the other, or, much worse, as all things to all men and women, as sitting uncomfortably on the fence between the linguistic and the literary, and as a bit uneasy within either domain, building bridges that never quite stretch far enough across dividing waters and always, as here, resorting to retreat, repair and reconciliation metaphors of bridges, unfilled gaps and spaces, crossing contested territories, unhappy marriages and paths not taken.
In the s and s this was in part to be expected for an essentially inchoate interdisciplinary endeavour. And many linguists and literary critics continue to this day to give stylistics a hard time. But, for better or for worse, statisticians have stayed together.
Although, there have been few divorces or major disagreements within the family G. Watson and S, Zyngier, However, stylistics as a term as generally been referred to as the study of style and language.
The concept of style itself has had a troubled history in the modern period both within and outside literary study. The Work of literature is written and presented in many ways in order to bring out its creative nature. To achieve this, the writer uses his peculiar manners, choice of words and form in presenting his message.
This is what is known as style. Style therefore is the peculiar way in which something is done Nnaji, This shows that language is the key point in stylistic because a writer employs various forms and patterns of language while presenting his message.
Stylistics is the description and analysis of the variability of linguistic forms in actual language use.
Operating at all linguistic levels e. These texts can be literary or non-literary in nature. Generally speaking, style may be regarded as a choice of linguistic means; as deviation from a norm; as recurrence of linguistic forms and as comparison.
Azuike in Nnaji identifies the following rubrics to guide one in stylistic analysis. Style as choice, as one of the six rubrics forms, is the focus of this work. This means that an individual can adopt a special way of writing to make his work unique.
Stylistics therefore is the study of style. But style itself, by its nature, is a subject of debate. This paper is thus an attempt to investigate the style of writings of these two authors that make their works distinct from their contemporaries. The novel begins on Palm Sunday.
Kambili then explains the events leading up to this scene.
Papa, a wealthy factory owner, is an active philanthropist in public and an upstanding Catholic, but at home is a strict and violent authoritarian.
He publishes a newspaper, the Standard, which is the only paper willing to criticize the new Nigerian Head of State. After Mass one day the family visits Father Benedict, their white priest. When they return home Papa beats Mama until she has a miscarriage.
Later Kambili takes her exams and comes second in her class, disappointing Papa. At Christmas the family goes to their home village of Abba. Kambili and Jaja visit Papa-Nnukwu briefly. She seems fearless and willing to criticize both Papa and the government.
Her children; Amaka, Obiora, and Chima: Ifeoma takes Jaja and Kambili to an Igbo festival. On Christmas Papa feeds the whole village.Purple Hibiscus Fifteen-year-old Kambili’s world is circumscribed by the high walls and frangipani trees of her family compound.
Her wealthy Catholic father, under whose shadow Kambili lives, while generous and politically active in the community, is repressive and fanatically religious at home.
Purple Hibiscus Is there a significant antagonist in Purple Hibiscus? Just as Kambili is the protagonist in the story, who is the obvious antagonist as . In Purple Hibiscus, there is a coup that culminates in military rule. Papa and his paper, the Standard, are critical of the corruption that is ushered in by a leader who is not elected by the people.
Ironically, Papa is a self-righteous dictator in his own home. Purple Hibiscus takes place years after that, probably in the s. The military leader in the novel is based on Ibrahim Babangida, who took power through a military coup in The military leader in the novel is based on Ibrahim Babangida, who took power through a military coup in This is the way Texas Star Hibiscus blooms should look.
In the past, mine have had that greenish yellow joint between the petals. But this year it looks like a regular Hardy Hibiscus flower transferred onto a Texas Star Hibiscus bush. Crazy. This is a Hardy Hibiscus across the yard.
Purple Hibiscus Character Analysis Kambili is the narrator of our story; she is a shy, observant 15 year old girl. Kambili is constantly searching for her father's approval. Kambili is .