Parallelism in Hemingway’s Old Man and the Sea: Syntactic and Semantic Study

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Riyadh T. K. Al-Ameedi, Omar Osama Nashaat


Parallelism are linked to the style of Ernest Hemingway’s writings. They have an origin in the natural creativity of the writer. Through parallelism, writer’s emotions, feelings, style, use, are manifested with a kind of vividness. The current paper attempts to identify stylistic elements in Ernest Hemingway’s ‘The Old Man and The Sea’. The paper attempts to focus on the syntactic and lexical elements, analyse them and figure out the writer’s purposes behind using such elements in this kind of literary text. The paper consists of two parts: an introduction on stylistics and parallelism. The latter is the analysis of Hemingway’s novel Old Man and The Sea and tackles the prominent parallel elements syntactically and semantically in an attempt to find out the purpose behind using such devices.

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