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Stylistic Features of Oscar Wilde’s Wrightings

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This table shows that Wilde resorts to the use of lexical expressive means and stylistic devices more than to the use of syntactical ones. According to this table we can make a conclusion that lexical stylistic devices prevail in Wilde’s plays.

The following table shows the frequency of the usage of the most used lexical EMs and SDs in O.Wilde’s plays.

Table № 2

EMs and SDs

The volume of the book(pp)

%

1

Epigram and paradox

360

30 %

2

Irony and pun

360

20%

3

epithet

360

16%

4

metaphor

360

11%

5

simile

360

10%

6

hyperbole

360

8%

7

metonymy

360

5%

Thus, we can see that Wilde pays much attention to epigrams and paradoxes which are his most favourite lexical stylistic devices.

The next table shows the frequency of the usage of syntactical expressive means and stylistic devices in O.Wilde's plays.

Table № 3

EMs and SDs

The volume of the book(pp)

%

1

antithesis

360

28%

2

Parallel constructions

360

25%

3

repetition

360

20%

4

chiasmus

360

15%

5

enumeration

360

9%

6

inversion

360

3%

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