Richard Bradford provides a definitive introductory guide to modern critical ideas on literary style and stylistics. It will provide students with a basic grasp of stylistics and literary analysis.
This comprehensive and accessible guidebook for undergraduates examines:
* the terminology of literary form
* how literary style has evolved since the sixteenth century
* the role of stylistics in twentieth century criticism
* the discipline of stylistics from classical rhetoric to post-structuralism
* the relationship between literary style and its historical context
* style and gender
* examples of poems, plays and novels from Shakespeare to the present day.