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Drama has been the most popular of genres of literature since the advent of time. No one knows for sure from how and where it originated. Greeks were the first ones to preserve the script of their drama in the written form for later generations to enjoy. Aristotle laid out the rules for a perfect tragedy and described a comedy. And yet drama has gone through many transitions since the time of Aristotle and almost each decade has seen a new form of drama emerging. It is thus apt to say that we have come a long way from Greek tragedies and the way it is developing everyday we can see that we still have a long way to go. Every writer that creates a play has his own unique style that an experience eye can pick out as a trade mark. Each dramatist displays his grasp of the technicalities of drama and a bit of his own personality through his play. Together these two form the ‘style’ of the writer. African Literature that is one of the most critically acclaimed post colonial literatures has many writers who have a flair for using experimental stylistic techniques which encompasses the traditional dramatic technique and their unique African experience. Soyinka a man of many trades and talents has a dynamic personality and his pla Continue...


    Comparison of Andrew Marvella€™s a€˜To His Coy Mistressa
    .... which creates a sense of immediacy, he then uses more stylistic devices to convey .... intense imagery and emotion is conveyed through the language that is used. .... (1774 7 )

    English in literature
    .... the language of drama, often being used by modern .... found in most countries uses mnemonic devices such as .... capable of expressing formal and stylistic nuances and .... (1181 5 )

    How important was individuality to the composers of the Clas
    .... in order to locate the specific devices, harmonies and .... He also used dissonance and chromaticism in his .... were written during his period of stylistic crisis and .... (1890 8 )

    .... This in contrast to the less formal style of writing used when Charlie is .... In this sentence John Cheever uses a number of stylistic devices to influences our .... (823 3 )

    Sonya Sanchez
    .... writing, fluid lines) along with the free form of verse and vernacular word choice are avant-garde devices seen in .... "I used to take .... Was he a stylistic influence .... (2238 9 )

    An analysis of I Have a Dream
    .... The use of language and stylistic devices in the speech serve to enforce the .... and day, and light and darkness, which is repeated and used effectively throughout .... (1216 5 )

His cunning is evident in how he entraps others in his web through his power of speaking. His characters tend to be types rather than individuals such as Sidi "a true village belle" or Lakunle a typical comical figure both nervous and clumsy and yet he lays out his characters with great detail. With these sequences Soyinka not only manages to provide a relief from the verbosity but also adds the feel of rich Yoruba culture. Other than this, Soyinka uses extended similes and metaphors in a mock heroic style which create a comic effect on stage. By this time in the play the Sidi"tms beauty and pride and Bale"tms cunning and strength has been established. There are characters coming on stage and leaving the stage. Soyinka uses many stylistic devices to maximize the impact of his play as powerful as possible but the most important device that he uses is the dialogues. As we move on to characters we see a clear difference. In example we can analyze the seduction scene between Sidi and Bale. The Lion and the Jewel can be studied as a classic example of various stylistic techniques that he uses time and again. The exaggerated movements of the characters and the entry of dancers and music add to this effect greatly. Baroka very gently"Walks away, an almost business-like tone. Thus his characterization is flawless and complete. His dialogues also are unlike the modern English plays.


Style and Mark Twain
Whatever stylistic devices Twain used in his fiction and non-fiction, he is among the most renowned of American authors for his ability to entertain, provoke (1953 8 )

The Disipline of History & Herodotus
Waters considers the nature of the sources of information used by Herodotus, noting One of the stylistic devices seen in history as written by Herodotus is a (3963 16 )

Citizen Kane
made use of a number of these stylistic elements in a work that demonstrates how cinematic devices can make also begins another of the innovations used by Kane (5602 22 )

Film Noir Style of Blade Runner
today, a theme highlighted by the stylistic link to developing more and more problematic devices and creations is important, and that convention is used in an (1743 7 )

Ludwig van Beethoven
would be the identification of stylistic similarities between a musical lapse which is used to underscore a Such devices were inherited by Classical composers (3519 14 )

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