ENG 434 : LITERARY STYLISTICS (2018_2)

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA

PLOT 91, CADASTRAL ZONE, JABI, ABUJA

FACULTY OF ARTS

DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGES

2018_2 EXAMINATION

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.

(23marks/40mins)

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

ii) Flashback

iii) Dramatic irony

(23marks/40mins)

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:

i) Alliteration

ii) Personification

iii) Rhyme

(23marks/40mins)

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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