Stylistic Analysis In The Color Purple

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1.Introduction: 1.1. Scope of the Study: This study tackles the stylistic analysis of the two novels The help by American author Kathryn Stockett and The color Purple by Alice Walker. As it is known, the stylistic analysis has to do with the style itself in the usage of spoken and written text, the choice of specific words that help in clarifying the idea of specific issue. As stylistics is the study of distinctive styles found in literary work and it is known as literary linguistics, so on the light of this brief definition of stylistics. This study tackles how can one use this stylistic analysis in showing up the idea of racism -against the black specially women- in the American society. These two novels discuss the concept…show more content…
Theses specific things is called style. Style is the fuel of everythingof our life, every nation has his own style, this style differentiates one society to another. The same thing happens to the language. Language consists of sounds which make letters, letters which make words, words which make sentences and sentences which make a text. So logically, everyone has his own style of writing and speaking. What is meant by style in linguistics? Style is the way which used by specific person, to clarify a specific idea. (Leech &Short, 2007, p.9). So style differentiates between one person and another, so when one is given a piece of any literary work it is easily to know the author. Style is to do with choosing specific words in language and write or speak in an appropriate framework. Style is the base of stylistics, but what is…show more content…
As Malmkjaer says “Stylistics is the study of style in spoken and written text. By style is meant a consistent occurrence in the text of certain items and structures, or types of items and structures, among those offered by the language as a whole.” (Malmkjaer, 2004, p.510) 1.4.2.Using corpus for Stylistics: Corpus is a group of collective data for specific author which helps in making research and scholarship. Corpus must be authentic, large, written and machine- readable. Malmkjaer defines corpus as “ As its most general, a corpus may be defined as a body or collection of linguistic data for use in scholarship and research. Since early 1960s, interest has increasingly focused on computer corpora or machine-readable corpora.” (Malkjaer, 2004, p.84) In other words, corpus is the base of the stylistic analysis as this analysis needs data, so to make a stylistic analysis to a specific word, one has to create a corpus(data) for this specific literary work and then start working on it. Corpus is very helpful for any researcher in any field, as it gives accurate results to the research claim. 1.4.3. Online Corpus Analysis
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