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Style and imagery

  • Nicholas Marsh
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Part of the How to Study Literature book series

Abstract

The style of a text is the way it is written, the language it uses. Studying style enriches your understanding of the text because the style creates the meaning. A short example will show what I mean. Here are two passages which tell the same story:
  1. 1.

    Henderson came in and looked eagerly at his plate. He breathed in a great draught of air. ‘Ah, fried egg again! How attractive it looks on a dull morning!’

     
  2. 2.

    Henderson came in and looked at the plate. The egg looked up at him like a malignant, bloodshot eye. He sighed. ‘Ah, fried egg again,’ he said flatly. ‘How attractive it looks on a dull morning!’

     

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