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O.Wilde resorts to the use of syntactical stylistic devices , and the most favourite of them is antithesis.

As it is seen from the tables the number of all stylistic devices is not equal. But all of them are based on the effect of defeated expectancy. All these stylistic devices are accompanied by one and the same stylistic phenomenon, which creates a single whole Oscar Wildes brilliant style. At the same time stylistic devices reflect various kinds of phenomena: everyday events, strange happenings, social reality and fantasy. They are all vital in creating a social atmosphere of those times.

For example, the sentence In England a man who cannot talk morality twice a week to a large, popular, immoral audience is quite over as a serious politician., shows clearly the English Society of that time.

Some stylistic devices are rarely used in O.Wildes plays: chiasmus, inversion, metonymy and others.

I do not think it testifies to their rare occurrence in English in general. It is evidence of O.Wildes private likes and dislikes as an artist.

Oscar Wilde has no rival in the brilliancy of his dialogue. There seems to be no plot in his plays only brilliant performance of witty remarks.

The plots are slight, and mainly serve as thin thread holding together the large collection of gay, brightly coloured decorations that are his epigrams.35

The plays produce an unforgettable impression not only due to the context but also to a great extent, I am sure, due to the authors language, his individual style in which the use of stylistic expressive means and stylistic devices is the very important part.

The fact that none of his comedies has lost its aesthetic value now, proves that the secret of their long life lies in Wildes brilliant style and in his individuality.

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1.Learners Dictionary of Current English , by Hornby, Oxford, London, 1994.

2.Oscar Wilde by R.K.Miller, Frederick Ungar publishing Co.,

New York, 1984.

3.Oscar Wilde by H.Montgomery, Eyre Methuen, London, 1976.

4.Oscar Wilde. The Critical Heritage by K.Beckson, London,

Rotledge and Kegan Paul, 1970.

5.A Short Guide to English Style by A.Warner, London, 1976.

6.Style in language by T.A.Sebeok, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1960.

7.Analitical Reading by Sosnovskaya V.B., Moscow, 1974.

8.A Book of Practice in Stylistics by Kukharenko V.A., Moscow,

Higher School publishing house, 1986.

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15. , ., 1, .16.

16. ., . , . ,1971.


*Learners Dictionary of Current English by Hornby, Oxford, London, 1994

**Stylistic Analysis by Soshalskaya E.G. , Moscow, 1976, p.12

* Aesthete is one who professes a special appreciation of what is beautiful, and endeavors to carry his ideas of beauty into practical manifestation (Oxford English Dictionary).

1 Aristophan was the great ancient Greek poet comedian, the so called Farther of the Comedy (Oxford English Dictionary).

2 The Critical Heritage by K.Beckson, Great Britain, 1970, p.325

3 The Critical Heritage by K.Beckson, Great Britain, 1970, p.301

4 Oscar Wilde by R.Keith Miller, New York 1984, p.256

5 Plays by O.Wilde, Moscow, 1961, p.121

6 The Critical Heritage by K.Beckson, Great Britain, 1970, p. 21

7 A Short Guide to English Style by A. Warner, London,1961,p.142

8 the same source , p.141

*Stylistics by Galperin I.R., p.9

9 Analytical reading by Sosnovskaya V.B.,p.65

10 Stylistics by Galperin I.R.,p.184

11 here and further the examples taken from Plays by O.Wilde, Foreign Languages publishing house, Moscow,1961.

12 Stylistics by Galperin I.R., p.146

13 A Book of Practice in Stylistics by Kukharenko V.A., p.46

13 Analytical Reading by Sosnovskaya V.B., p.65

14 Stylistics by Galperin I.R., p.149

15 Stylistics by Galperin I.R., p.157

16 Analytical Reading by Sosnovskaya V.B., p.55

17 Analytical Reading by Sosnovskaya V.B.,p.52

18 A Book of Practice in Stylistics by Kukharenko V.A., p. 37

19 Stylistics by Galperin I.R., p.139

19 Analytical reading by Sosnovskaya V.B., p.51

20 Stylistics by Galperin I.R., p.167

20 Stylistics by Galperin I.R.,p.176

21 A Book of Practice in Stylistics by Kukharenko V.A., p.57

22 Analytical Reading by Sosnovskaya V.B., p.66

23 , 1, 1953 ., .16

24 Stylistics by Galperin I.R., p.144


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