Stylistic potential of lexical devices in Oscar Wilde’s creativity — диплом

  Contents:

Introduction

Chapter 1. The studies in individual style

1.1. Individual style and it’s compounds

1.2. The characteristics of the creative prose

1.3. The lexical expressive means and stylistic devices

Conclusion to Chapter One

Chapter 2. Lexical devices as essential part of individual style of Oscar Wilde’s works

2.1. The characteristics of Oscar Wilde’s creativity

2.2. Stylistic peculiarities of Oscar Wilde works

2.3. Lexical stylistic devices in Oscar Wilde’s works

Conclusion to Chapter Two

Conclusion

Bibliography

The list of examples

   Introduction

Actuality of research. Our intention in this degree Paper is to provide some explanation for the stylistic potential of lexical devices. The emphasis will be on the definitions given by different scholars, on the origin, structure and stylistic functions of them.

 In this Paper we will base ourselves upon the definitions given by different scholars, and as a conclusion we will give our own definition of lexical devices used by Oscar Wilde in his creativity.

Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish playwright, poet and author of numerous short stories and one novel. Known for his biting wit, he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era in London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day.

Oscar Wilde’s power to arouse fantasies in others — and to fulfill them — is seemingly inexhaustible. Everyone has an opinion about Oscar Wilde: his life, style and literature – and all these opinions are very different and  contradictory. It is also true that opinions about no other author have been so ill-informed.

From the beginning, there appeared to be about Oscar Wilde something slightly slant. Earlier in the century the fantasies perhaps might have been dispelled. At the end of the XX century and now the same fantasies continued to circulate. So it really impossible to say exactly when Oscar Wilde became a very important public figure as he is still it: «his influence on modern art, literature, philosophy, stylistics and our life in the whole is still very important, essential and many-valued»[1].

It seems rather difficult to go into details with regards to lots of expressive means and stylistic devices in Oscar Wilde’s plays as they are too many, forming his inimitable individual style. As it is known stylistics treats with special means of the language that help us to have vivid and interesting speech and «Oscar Wilde’s plays considered to be a real treasure for stylistic research»[2].

These facts underline urgency and the importance of the topic of our scientific paper: «Stylistic potential of lexical devices in Oscar Wilde’s creativity».

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