A STYLISTIC ANALYSIS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE’S THE BELLS

PUBLISHED: SEPTEMBER 2018

AUTHOR: Peace Chinwendu Israel
Department of English Education,University of Education, Winneba, Ghana

Abstract
This is a stylistic analysis of Alan Edgar Poe‟s The Bells (Part 11). The aim is to identify and
comment on stylistic features in the work. The study uses the various approaches to the study of
style in analyzing and presenting issues raised in the poem such as „Style as choice from variant
forms‟, „Style as deviation from the norm‟, „Style as content and form‟. Data for the study was
collected from Part 11 of the poem. The analysis reveals that the poet employs stylistic features
such as deviation, repetition, parallelism, rhyme scheme and foregrounding to comment on man‟s
expression of love, happiness and contentment in finding and uniting with true love.

Key Words: Style, Stylistics, Deviation

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