sty·lis·tics | \stī-ˈli-stiks \

Definition of stylistics 

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

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

First Known Use of stylistics

circa 1883, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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