Syntactical and Phonetic SDs in «The picture of Dorian Gray»

prohorova_ulyana April 19, 2014
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Hi) I read Oscar Wild’s “The picture of Dorian Gray” and choose the 1st chapter for analysis. SYNTACTICAL SDs He is a brainless, beautiful thing, who should be always here in winter when we have no...

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I read Oscar Wild’s “The picture of Dorian Gray” and choose the 1st chapter for analysis.

SYNTACTICAL SDs

He is a brainless, beautiful thing, who should be always here in winter when we have no flowers to look at, and always here in summer when we want something to chill out our intelligence – antithesis

He is a brainless, beautiful thing, who should be always here in winter when we have no flowers to look at, and always here in summer when we want something to chill out our intelligence – ordinary repetition

You never say a moral thing, and you never do a wrong thing – parallel construction

He defines for me the lines of a fresh school, a school that is to have in itself all the passion of the romantic spirit – anadiplosis

There is too much of myself in the thing, Harry, -- too much of myself – ordinary repetition

There is too much of myself in the thing, Harry, -- too much of myself – break-in-the-narrative

You will feel it, you will feel it terribly – anaphora

For this -- for this -- I would give everything - repetition

For this -- for this -- I would give everything – break-in-the-narrative

They represent the triumph of matter over mind, just as we men represent the triumph of mind over the morals – antithesis

..Basil Hallward, whose sudden disappearance some years ago caused, at the time, such public excitement and gave rise to so many strange conjectures – detachment

 

PHONETIC SDs

The studio was filled with the rich odour of roses – alliteration

The dim roar of London – direct onomatopoeia

He is a brainless, beautiful thing, who should be always here in winter when we have no flowers to look at, and always here in summer when we want something to chill out our intelligence – alliteration

A long thin dragon-fly floated by on its brown gauze wings – alliteration

He blue cloud-shadows chased themselves across the grass like swallows – alliteration

   

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