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stylistics

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction sty·lis·tics \stī-ˈlis-tiks\

Definition of stylistics

  1. 1 :  an aspect of literary study that emphasizes the analysis of various elements of style (as metaphor and diction)

  2. 2 :  the study of the devices in a language that produce expressive value



Circa 1883

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circa 1883


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