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Stylistics as an Approach to Discourse Analysis: A Thematic Textual Analysis (Published)

This write-up is a stylistic analysis of a prose passage along three thematic areas: pace, expectancy and high emotional tension. Each of these themes is carefully traced in the passage using the analysis. It is a practical application of one of the numerous approaches to Discourse Analysis-Stylistics-in the analysis of a text. The text is an excerpt from Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart.

Keywords: Discourse Analysis, Expectancy, High Emotional Tension, Pace, Stylistic Analysis, Thematic, Things fall Apart.