International Journal of Academic Research and Development

International Journal of Academic Research and Development


International Journal of Academic Research and Development
International Journal of Academic Research and Development
Vol. 1, Issue 3 (2016)

Lexical and phonological - two levels of stylistics: An analytical study of ted Hughes’ poems


A. Fredrick Ruban, Dr. Helen Unius Backiavathy

The objective of the research paper is to segment the poetic language of Ted Hughes in stylistic perspective. In addition, it intends to analyse the effective presence and functions of the two levels of stylistics: lexical and phonological. The lexical level analysis encompasses hyperbole and oxymoron, similarly, the phonological level analysis includes alliteration, assonance and consonance. The lexical level of stylistics deals with the meaning of the word and their enhancement of the context and the phonological level dissect and distinguish the different sounds produced at the time of articulation. “Japanese River Tales”, “Creation of Fishes”, “In the Dark Violin of the Valley”, “Performance”, and “The Morning before Christmas” are the select poems for the stylistics exploration.
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