Ling 131: Language & Style
Topic 3 (session A) - Patterns, Deviations, Style and Meaning > Deviation: Literary examples > Task A
|Overview of foregrounding, deviation and parallelism|
|Deviation: non - literary examples|
|Deviation: literary examples|
|Parallelism: non-literary examples|
|Parallelism: literary examples|
Deviation for Foregrounding Purposes - Literary examples
Task A - 'Of Mere Being'
Below are the first two lines from a poem by a famous American poet, Wallace Stevens . The poem is called 'Of Mere Being' and begins by referring to a palm tree. Each of the lines below has a head noun missing from a noun phrase.
Fill in what you think would count as normal nouns to fill these slots and compare what you thought of with what Stevens actually wrote.