1- Introduction. (p.203)
A) Definition of Stylistics.
- What is meant by Stylistics?
- How is it similar to Liberal Humanism?
B) Brief history of Stylistics.
- Showing how Stylistics started, what is it used for, and what are its phases.
2- How does Stylistics differ from standard close-reading? (p.208)
A) How they both interpret literary language in a text.
- Close reading emphasizes the difference.
- Stylistics emphasizes the connections.
B) Terms & technicalities of both Stylistics and close-reading.
- Close reading uses lay-person terms like:
- Stylistics use specialized technical terms like:
“Under-Lexicalisation” Lack of an adequate set of words to express specific concepts.
“Collocation” A term which refers to the habitual or expected co-occurrence of words.
“Cohesion” It’s about ‘Lexical items’ (words) which cross the boundaries between sentences, binding them together into one single continuous utterance.
C) What favors Stylistics over close-reading?
- Stylistics makes a greater claim to scientific objectivity than does close reading.
3- The ambitions of Stylistics. (p.210)
A) Stylisticians try to provide “hard” data to support existing “intuitions”.
B) Stylisticians suggest new interpretations of literary works based on linguistic evidence.
C) Stylisticians attempt to establish general points about how literary meanings are made.
4- What Stylistic critics do? (p.214)
A) Describing technical aspects of language in the text.
B) The purpose of that description.
C) The other purpose of that description.
D) The goal of these technical accounts.
E) Other uses of Stylistic.
F) To what point Stylistics reached.