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Topic 3 (session A) - Patterns, Deviations, Style and Meaning > Session overview

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Overview of foregrounding, deviation and parallelism
Deviation: non - literary examples
Deviation: literary examples
Parallelism: non-literary examples
Parallelism: literary examples
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What will we learn in this topic?


In this topic we will learn about the most fundamental area of stylistic analysis: how writers highlight (foreground) parts of texts which are especially important interpretatively by breaking the rules of language or using particular linguistic structures more often than we would normally expect.

We will look at lots of different examples, some literary, some not, some brief and some more extended. If you do the various tasks carefully you will get a lot of practice in a particularly important aspect of stylistic analysis.



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