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Title: Mtindo katika Riwaya za John Hamu Habwe
Mtindo katika Riwaya za John Hamu Habwe
Authors: Wanyama, Khaisie,J. L.
Wanyama, Khaisie,J. L.
Keywords: Riwaya za John Hamu Habwe
Issue Date: Aug-2010
Publisher: Egerton University
Egerton University
Abstract: This research analyzed style in John Habwe‘s novels: Mamnbile si Huja (2004), Marsha Kiremluwili (2005) and Paradise (2005). The report endevours to show how style should be analyzed given that works available show that it is done superficially. We were led by two objectives: to identify stylistic devices in the novels and to explain the functionality of each of them in enhancing meaning and the understanding of the message. The work has two hypotheses one, the author used different types of stylistic devices in his novels, and two. every device has a special function of contributing to the communication of the message and the better understanding of the same. We used Leech’s theoretical framework that proposes three levels of analysis: level of Realization, level of Form and level of Semantics. The report is important in various ways. It lays a scientific foundation by which style should be analyzed. It is also important as reference for students of stylistics and a good resource for readers of Habwe’s novels. Our data was words. phrases and sentences that were identified under the levels proposed by Leech and the various stylistic devices under them. We analyzed the data using practical criticism approach. The research has shown that the author used different types of stylistic devices in his work and each device has a specific role to play in raising the aesthetic effect of the work. For example, under Graphology we found the use of italics, capital letters, tempo, pause and onomatopoeia. The level of Vocabulary yielded stylistic devices like euphemism, foreign Words, new words. and foregrounding. The level of Grammar gave us such devices as parenthesis, antithesis and parallelism. And under Semantics we came across the use of redundancy, absurdity and deviation. There was also the use of proverbs and figures of speech.
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