ENG434 : LITERARY STYLISTICS (2017)

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA

University Village, Nnamdi Azikiwe Expressway, Pl0t 91, Cadastral Zone Jabi Abuja

FACULTY OF ARTS

July, 2017 Examination

END OF SEMESTER EXAMINATION 2017_1

COURSE CODE: ENG434

COURSE TITLE: LITERARY STYLISTICS

CREDIT UNITS: 3

TIME ALLOWED: 3 HOURS

 

INSTRUCTION:Answer THREE questions. 1 mark will be awarded for clarity of expression and good organisation of ideas.

 

1.      ‘Stylistics has become so vibrant a field of study that it has drawn insights from a number of disciplines or fields.’ Discuss this statement in relation to any 3 types of Stylistics.

(23 marks)

 

2.      What is Affective Stylistics? Apply Affective Stylistics to your reading of Ola Rotimi’sThe Gods Are Not To Blame OR ElechiAmadi’sThe Concubine. (23 marks)

 

3.      What is conflict? Discuss the conflicts in the play, The Gods Are Not To Blame , between Odewale and

King Adetusa, and between Odewale and supernatural forces.

 

4.      What is coherence? What is cohesion? (3 marks each)

Write short notes, with 2 examples each, on the following ways of giving a text Cohesion:

i.            Referential Cohesion

ii.            Conjunctive Cohesion

iii.            Substitutive Cohesion

iv.            Elliptical Cohesion

(4 marks each + 1 extra mark for clarity of expression)

 

5.      What is Point of View? (3 marks)

Write short notes on the following, highlighting their advantages, with 2 examples of novels in each category:

i.            First Person Narration

ii.            Third Person Narration

iii.            Second Person Narration

iv.            Omniscient Narration (20 marks)

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