STYLISTIC FEATURES OF THE NOVEL “PAPER TOWNS” BY JOHN GREEN


  • Iryna Shyshkina
Keywords: language level, literary text, novel, stylistic analysis, stylistic device, stylistic means, emotionality, expressiveness

Abstract

The article is based on the current interest in John Green’s novels as they are little observed from the stylistic point of view. This work clarifies the main stylistic peculiarities of the writer, presents a profound analysis of John Green’s novel "Paper towns" on different levels of the language. It describes the functions performed by all the stylistic devices used in the text. It can be stated that "Paper towns" is very rich in various striking, original stylistic means, each of which has an essential role to the entire “tissue” of the text. At the end of the research it can be concluded that the most powerful emotional expression, logical and psychological effects are comprised in those parts of the text in which there is a synthesis of stylistic techniques of different levels of language. And the more such techniques the story has, the more it impresses the reader. These parts of the text make the reading process much more interesting and incredibly exciting. Stylistically marked syntactical units in the text of the investigated English-language novel aim to create expressiveness, to act as a means of representing the emotional state of characters, to create a logical and emotional enhancement, to increase the dynamism of the narrative, while not complicating the perception of information. That allows the writer to establish emotional contact with the reader, to increase an expressive sound of the text. Attracting the attention of the reader, increasing the logical and emotional influence on him or her, providing the text with dynamism, authenticity, allocating certain moments in the narrative − all this is achieved with the help of linguistic devices of expressive syntax.

References

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Published
2019-09-07
How to Cite
Shyshkina, I. (2019). STYLISTIC FEATURES OF THE NOVEL “PAPER TOWNS” BY JOHN GREEN. English and American Studies, (16), 196-202. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.15421/381927
Section
RELEVANT ISSUES OF LITERARY STUDIES AND STYLISTICS