The Epithet in the Novel "Jane Eyre" Essay example

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The present course- paper is devoted to the comprehensive study of stylistic device – the epithet in the literary work “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte. The topicality of chosen by us theme lies in the fact that a human being perceives the reality by means of various images. These images exist everywhere: in art, in nature, in thoughts, and in speech in particular. Each of us at least ones created an image. We use different means (stylistic expressive means and devices) to achieve the aim. In our research we would like to concentrate our attention on “epithet”, a figure of speech which gives the opportunity to create the most expressive and vivid images.
Despite the fact that there are many works devoted to the problem
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Thus epithets make a fair contribution to the revealing of the conceptual idea of the novel.
In the novel the attention will be given first of all to a stylistic problematics, to consideration of usage of such stylistic device as an epithet.
We will analyse the work “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte and will chose the most interesting types and examples of epithets for the analysis of them.

1.1General Notes on Style and Stylistics.
''The concept of style means unity of the word and image, image and a composition, composition and ideas of poetic product.
Studying of style is impossible without philological understanding of unity, of the maintenance and the form, without communication with others arts, without communication with the aesthetics.
Style is substantial, and it gives to the facts semantic coloring. The reader whoо does not notice the style, difficultly perceives images and ideas, does not feel colours of a picture, does not see it completely and in effect does not understand.'' The word Style is derived from the Latin word ''stilus'' which meant a short stick sharp at one end and flat at the other used by the Romans for writing on wax tablets. Now the word Style is used so many senses that it has become a breeding ground for ambiguity. The word is applied to the teaching