This book presents a lucid and accessible introduction to stylistics and provides a clear, broad-based and methodological stylistic analysis of various literary as well as non-literary texts. Though the book is primarily meant for students interested in the theory and practice of stylistics, the methodological approach of the book with plenty of examples drawn from different genres will also benefit researchers working in the fields of stylistics, semiotics and literary studies. Adopting a user-friendly approach, the author has discussed the role of stylistics in understanding the relationship between language and its creative and communicative functions. A number of poems, short stories and dramatic discourses are analysed in the book and each chapter includes practical exercises and follow-up work to consolidate the acquired skills. This book will inspire future students and researchers to approach texts on their own.
Partha Sarathi Misra is senior faculty at Cotton College, Guwahati and Director of the English Language Teaching Institute, Assam. An experienced teacher of English and an active researcher, the author has been educated at the Universities of Nottingham, UK and Calcutta. He has specialised in stylistics, linguistics and ELT. His primary interest lies in the use of language in diverse literary and social contexts.