International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Linguistics | India | Volume 3 Issue 10, October 2014

Cohesion in conversation: A Discourse Stylistics Approach on Amitav Gosh's Sea of Poppies

Flergin Antony

Abstract: The assumption that stylistic analysis of literary and non literary texts is hardly enough to bring a comprehensive linguistic appreciation has led the stylisticians to explore new approaches in stylistics. Discourse stylistics widely opens the door of stylistics to a dynamic world. Cohesion in discourse stylistics is important as far as a text is concerned. Amitav Ghosh, a well known writer from Bengal though started his career writing nonfictional texts later he inaugurated a new epoch in fictional world. Sea of Poppies the first novel in the Ibis trilogy has been the finest of all his works. This article illustrates how the author makes use cohesive markers to create cohesion in the novel and establish a unique style in story telling.

Keywords: Discourse stylistics, cohesive markers, grammatical and lexical cohesion

Edition: Volume 3 Issue 10, October 2014,

Pages: 535 - 538

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