STYLISTIC ANALYSIS OF CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE’S HALF OF A YELLOW SUN

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ABSTRACT
This study is a stylistic analysis of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‟s novel Half Of A Yellow Sun, which comprises four parts with a total number of 37 chapters and 433 pages. The aim of this study is to identify the predominant stylistic devices used by the author in the novel and the effects achieved by using them. To achieve this aim, the researcher uses quantitative stylistic analysis which entails the counting and writing down the number of times each device occurs in the selected chapters of the novel. Review of related literature is also done. The researcher chooses this study because Half Of A Yellow Sun is Chimamanda‟s second and most voluminous novel; it is also an award winning novel and not much has been done on the stylistic analysis of the novel. 24 chapters are selected out of the 37 chapters and tables are used to represent the frequency of occurrence of the predominant stylistic devices used in the novel. Random selection sampling was used in parts two and four respectively to select six chapters from each while part one and part three are selected because they have six chapters each and need no random sampling. At the end, the predominant devices found out to be used by Chimamanda are Compound sentences followed by Compound complex sentences, Parenthetical expression, Italics, Transliteration and Code-mixing. It is then recommended that other young writers should adopt Chimamanda‟s style since the aim of studying style is to improve the vigour of one‟s writing.

TABLE OF CONTENT
Title Page i
Certification ii
Approval Page iii
Dedication iv
Acknowledgements v
Abstract vi
Table of contents vii

CHAPTER ONE
Introduction
1.1 Background of study 1
1.2 Statement of problem 5
1.3 Objective of study 5
1.4 Significance of study 5
1.5 Scope of the study 6
1.6 Research Methodology 6

CHAPTER TWO
Review of Literature
2.1 Origin of Stylistics 8
2.2 Scope of Stylistics 9
2.3 Goal of Stylistics 11
2.4 The importance of Stylistics 12

2.5 Meaning of stylistics and style 14
2.6 Linguistics features of style 30
2.7 Review of some works on Stylistic Analysis 35
2.8 Other researches done on Chimamanda Adichie‟s works 36
2.9 What other critics have said about Chimamada Ngozi Adichie 38
CHAPTER THREE
Research Methodology
3.1 Introduction 40
3.2 Research Design 40
3.3 The Population for the Study 41
3.4 Sampling procedure 42

CHAPTER FOUR
Data Presentation and Textual Analysis
4.1 Introduction 43
4.2 Part One - The Early Sixties 43
4.3 Part Two - The Late Sixties 45
4.4 Part Three - The Early Sixties 47
4.5 Part Four - The Late Sixties 48
4.6 Table showing total frequencies of the devices 50
4.7 Bar Chart Showing Total Frequencies 52

CHAPTER FIVE
5.0 Summary 55
Conclusion 56
Recommendation 56
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Raji, A. (2018). STYLISTIC ANALYSIS OF CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE’S HALF OF A YELLOW SUN. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/5-stylistic-analysis-of-chimamanda-ngozi-adichie-rsquo-s-half-of-a-yellow-sun-3558

MLA 8th

Raji, Alex "STYLISTIC ANALYSIS OF CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE’S HALF OF A YELLOW SUN" Afribary. Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/5-stylistic-analysis-of-chimamanda-ngozi-adichie-rsquo-s-half-of-a-yellow-sun-3558. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

MLA7

Raji, Alex . "STYLISTIC ANALYSIS OF CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE’S HALF OF A YELLOW SUN". Afribary, Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018. Web. 27 Feb. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/5-stylistic-analysis-of-chimamanda-ngozi-adichie-rsquo-s-half-of-a-yellow-sun-3558 >.

Chicago

Raji, Alex . "STYLISTIC ANALYSIS OF CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE’S HALF OF A YELLOW SUN" Afribary (2018). Accessed February 27, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/5-stylistic-analysis-of-chimamanda-ngozi-adichie-rsquo-s-half-of-a-yellow-sun-3558