NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA
PLOT 91, CADASTRAL ZONE, JABI, ABUJA
FACULTY OF ARTS
DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGES
COURSE CODE: ENG434
COURSE TITLE: LITERARY STYLISTICS
CREDIT UNITS: 3
TIME ALLOWED:3 HOURS
INSTRUCTION: ANSWER THREE (3) QUESTIONS IN ALL. (Correct use of language elements will earn additional 1 mark)
1.a. What is foregrounding in stylistics?
b. The concept of foregrounding can be achieved in many ways which may be grouped into two; name the two groups and discuss one of them.
2. a. List the three basic forms of literature
b. Discuss briefly one of the forms
c. Write briefly on two of the three terms in drama listed below:
i) Tragic flaw
iii) Dramatic irony
3. a. Poetry, a form of literature that uses language in a special way is itself presented in a variety of forms. List two major poetic types and write short notes on two examples of each type.
b. The use of language in poetry is generally believed to be in a special way. Write on the three special use of language (popularly referred to as figures of speech) listed:
4. a. Explain the difference between connotative and denotative meanings demonstrating with example(s).
b.Write briefly on idiomatic meaning. Use examples of it. (23marks/40mins)
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