Stylistic Analysis of the Short Story ‘The Last Word’ by Dr. A. R. Tabassum

Abdul Bari Khan, Madiha Ahmad, Sofia Ahmad, Nida Ijaz

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In this article stylistic analysis of short story ‘The Last Word’ by Dr. A. R. Tabassum is performed.  The formative elements of the story, such as point of view, characters and allegorical element, are discussed in detail so as to give a better insight of the story. The story is analyzed stylistically in terms of figures of speech where grammatical, lexical and phonological schemes are considered, following the checklist of linguistic and stylistic categories proposed by Leech and Short. Features of repetition, parallelism, alliteration, consonance, assonance and rhyme are focused on. Finally, the findings and conclusion is given to sum up the discussion.

Keywords: stylistics, analysis, short story, last word, allegory, Tabassum


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