Warrior Traits of Pakistani Tribal Community: A Stylistic Analysis of Lexical and Syntactic Choices in “The Wandering Falcon”

Gulzar Ahmad, Adnan Tahir, Muhammad Asif

Abstract


This study has conducted a stylistic analysis of The Wandering Falcon, a novel by Jamil Ahmad, a famous Pakistani English prose writer. The novel has been analyzed stylistically in terms of lexical, grammatical and figure of speech items to give a better insight of the theme of warrior traits of Pakistani tribal community of FATA. The novelist has selected specific style markers to introduce the readers to the ideological and cultural message blended in the text. Following the toolkit of linguistic and stylistic categories proposed by Leech and Short (1987), the study has used both the qualitative and quantitative data analysis techniques. The different lexical, grammatical and figures of speech items from the text of the novel were collected by using frequency based quantitative techniques as well as content based qualitative interpretation to explore their moral and regional characteristics. The stylistic analysis reveals that the author has used such lexical, grammatical and figure of speech items which demonstrate the warrior traits of FATA‘s tribes. This study will help the other researchers to better understand how authors use various stylistic devices to construct and reshape the meanings.


Full Text:

PDF

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


Copyright (c) 2019 International Research Journal of Arts & Humanities (IRJAH)

ISSN: 1016-9342 

Copyright © University of Sindh, Jamshoro. 2017 All Rights Reserved.
Printing and Publication by: Sindh University Press.

International Research Journal of Arts & Humanities (IRJAH) is published annually by the
Office of the Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan.