STYLISTICS LESSON 2 By Prof. Mike Kuria Source Stylistics: A Resource book for students by Paul Simpson. Lesson Plan. 1. Stylistics and levels of language 2. Grammar and style 3. Rhythm and metre 4. Dialogue and discourse 5. Cognitive stylistics etc.
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Prof. Mike Kuria
Stylistics: A Resource book for students by Paul Simpson
Order from highest to the lowest. The sentence being the biggest and the morpheme being the lowest grammatical unit. The clause is the most important:
It shows mood- declarative, interrogative, imperative
Positive and negative polarity( negation issues)
Grammar consists of the following: (hierarchical)
The plough/man home/ward plods/ his wea/ry way
Note if there had been:
NB: metre transcends lexico-grammar
By the/ margin/, willow/ veil'd,
Slide the heavy barges trail'd
O/ what is that/ sound which so/ thrills the ear