Drills on Morphemic and Lexical Stylistic Devices.

I. State the function of the following cases of morphemic repetition:

1. She unchained, unbolted and unlocked the door. (A. B.)

2. We were sitting in the cheapest of all the cheap res­taurants that cheapen that very cheap and noisy street, the Rue des Petits Champs in Paris. (H.)

3. We are overbrave and overfearful, overfriendly and at the same time frightened of strangers, we're oversentimental and realistic. (P. St.)

4. Three million years ago something had passed this way, had left this unknown and perhaps unknowable symbol оf its purpose, and had returned to the planets-or to the stars (A.C.)

5. In Drills on Morphemic and Lexical Stylistic Devices. a sudden burst of slipping, climbing, jingling, clinking and talking, they arrived at the convent door. (D.)

6. She was a lone spectator, but never a lonely one, because the warmth of company was unnecessary to her. (P. Ch.)

7. He wished she would not look at him in this new way. For things were changing, something was changing now, this minute, just when he thought they would never change again, just when he found a way to live in that changelessness. (R. W.)

II. Analyze the morphemic structure and the purpose of creating the occasional words in the following examples Drills on Morphemic and Lexical Stylistic Devices.:

  1. The girls could not take off their panama hats because this was not far from the school gates and hatlessness was an offence. (M. Sp.)
  2. David, in his new grown-upness, had already a sort of authority. (I. M.)
  3. Suddenly he felt a horror of her otherness. (J. B.)
  4. Lucy wasn't Willie's luck. Or his unluck either. (R. W.)
  5. She was waiting for something to happen or for everything to un-happen. (Т. Н.)

6. The descriptions were of two unextraordinary boys: three and a half and six years old. (D. U.)

7. "Mr. Hamilton, you haven't any Drills on Morphemic and Lexical Stylistic Devices. children, have you?" "Well, no. And I'm sorry about that, I guess. I am sorriest about that." (J. St.)

8. To think that I should have lived to be good-morninged by Belladonna Took's son!" (A. T.)

9. Parritt turns startledly. (O'N.)

10. The chairs are very close together - so close that the advisee almost touches knees with the adviser. (Jn. B.)


III. Discuss the following cases of morphemic foregrounding:

  1. The District Attorney's office was not only panelled, draped and carpeted, it was also chandeliered with a huge brass affair hanging from the center of Drills on Morphemic and Lexical Stylistic Devices. the ceiling. (D. U.)
  2. He's no public offender, bless you, now! He's medalled and ribboned, and starred, and crossed, and I don't know what all'd, like a born nobleman. (D.)
  3. I gave myself the once-over in the bathroom mirror: freshly shaved, clean-shirted, dark-suited and neck-tied. (D. U.)
  4. Well, a kept woman is somebody who is perfumed, and clothed, and wined, and dined, and sometimes romanced heavily. (Jn. C.)
  5. The loneliness would suddenly overcome you like lostness and too-lateness, and a grief you had no name for. (R. W.)
  6. I came here determined not Drills on Morphemic and Lexical Stylistic Devices. be angry, or weepy, or preachy. (U.)
  7. So: I'm not just talented. I'm geniused. (Sh. D.)

IV. Analyze the given cases of metaphor from all sides - semantics, originality, expressiveness, syntactic function, vividness and elaboration of the created image. Pay attention to the manner in which two objects/actions are identified: with both named and only hint — the metaphorized one – presented explicit:
1. And the skirts! What a sight were those skirts! They were nothing but vast decorated pyramids; on the summit of each was stuck the upper half of a princess. (A. B.)
2. He smelled the ever Drills on Morphemic and Lexical Stylistic Devices.-beautiful smell of coffee imprisoned in the can. (J. St.)
3. They walked along, two continents of experience and feeling, unable to communicate. (W. G.)
4. Geneva, mother of the Red Cross, hostess of humanitarian congresses for the civilizing of warfare! (J. R.)
5. Autumn comes
And trees are shedding their leaves,
And Mother Nature blushes
Before disrobing. (N. W.)

6. Love is no hot-house flower, but a wild plant, born of a wet night, born of an hour of sunshine; sprung from wild seed, blown along the road by a wild wind. (John Galsworthy, The Man of Property, 1906)

7. The road Drills on Morphemic and Lexical Stylistic Devices. was a ribbon of moonlight.

8. All the world's a stage,

And all the men and women merely players;

They have their exits and their entrances; ( William Shakespeare , As You Like It)

9. He has a heart of gold.

10. The rain came down in long knitting needles.

11.The movie struck a spark that massaged the audience's conscience.

12. The winds were ocean waves, thrashing against the trees limbs. The gales remained thereafter, only ceasing when the sun went down. Their waves clashed brilliantly with the water beneath, bringing foam and dying leaves to the shore.

V. Indicate metonymies, state the type Drills on Morphemic and Lexical Stylistic Devices. of relations between the object named and the object implied, which they represent, also pay attention to the degree of their originality, and to their syntactical function:
1. He went about her room, after his introduction, looking at her pictures, her bronzes and clays, asking after the creator of this, the painter of that, where a third thing came from. (Dr.)
2. As the bullet pierced his chest, I watched the life flow out of him.

3. "Some remarkable pictures in this room, gentlemen. A Holbein, two Van Dycks and if I am not mistaken, a Velasquez. I am interested in pictures." (Ch Drills on Morphemic and Lexical Stylistic Devices..)
4. I crossed a high toll bridge and negotiated a no man's land and came to the place where the Stars and Stripes stood shoulder to shoulder with the Union Jack. (J. St.)
5. He made his way through the perfume and conversation. (I. Sh.)

6. She is the shoulder I always cry on.

7. The White House asked the television networks for air time on Monday night.



8. In the 2010 Winter Olympics, Canada won 14 gold medals.

9. The pen is mightier than the sword.

10. If I had some wheels, I'd put on my best threads and ask for Jane's hand in marriage Drills on Morphemic and Lexical Stylistic Devices..

VI. Analyze various cases of pun, zeugma, and semantically false chains, what effect it adds to the utterance:
1. After a while and a cake he crept nervously to the door of the parlour. (A. T.)
2. There are two things I look for in a man. A sympathetic character and full lips. (I. Sh.)
3. Dorothy, at my statement, had clapped her hand over mouth to hold down laughter and chewing gum. (Jn. B.)
4. A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother.

5. He may be poor and shabby, but beneath those ragged trousers beats a Drills on Morphemic and Lexical Stylistic Devices. heart of gold. (E.)
6. Babbitt respected bigness in anything: in mountains, jewels, muscles, wealth or words. (S. L.)
7. Never take your raft down the nail river. It'll pop instantly. (The Nile River in certain accents)

8. My mother wearingher best grey dress and gold brooch and a faint pink flush under each cheek bone. (W. Gl.)
9. You can tune a guitar, but you can't tuna fish. Unless of course, you play bass.

10. “Good morning," said Bilbo, and he meant it. The sun was shining and the grass was very green. (A. T.)

11. There comes a period in Drills on Morphemic and Lexical Stylistic Devices. every man’s life, but she is just a semicolon in his.

VII. In the following excerpts you will find mainly examples of verbal irony. Explain what conditions made the realization of the opposite evaluation possible. Pay attention to the part of speech which is used in irony, also its syntactical function:
1. When the war broke out she took down the signed photograph of the Kaiser and, with some solemnity, hung it in the men-servants' lavatory; it was her one combative action. (E. W.)
2. From her earliest infancy Gertrude was brought up by her aunt. Her aunt had carefully instructed Drills on Morphemic and Lexical Stylistic Devices. her to Christian principles. She had also taught her Mohammedanism, to make sure. (L.)
3. Mr. Vholes is a very respectable man. He has not a large business, but he is a very respectable man. He is allowed by the greater attorneys to be a most respectable man. He never misses a chance in his practice which is a mark of respectability, he never takes any pleasure, which is another mark of respectability, he is reserved and serious which is another mark of respectability. His digestion is impaired which is highly respectable. (D.)
4. Several months ago a magazine named Drills on Morphemic and Lexical Stylistic Devices. Playboy which concentrates editorially on girls, books, girls, art, girls, music, fashion, girls and girls, published an article about old-time science-fiction. (M. St.)
5. I had been admitted as a partner in the firm of Andrews and Bishop, and throughout 1927 and 1928 I enriched myself and the firm at the rate of perhaps forty dollars a month. (Jn. B.)

6. The day was as normal as a group of seals with wings riding around on unicycles, assuming that you lived someplace where that was very normal.


VIII.Analyze the following cases of antonomasia. State the type of meaning Drills on Morphemic and Lexical Stylistic Devices. employed and implied; indicate what additional information is created by the use of antonomasia; pay attention to the morphological and semantic characteristics of common nouns used as proper names:
1. "Her mother is perfectly unbearable. Never met such a Gorgon." (O.W.)
2. Cats and canaries had added to the already stale house an entirely new dimension of defeat. As I stepped down, an evil-looking Tom slid by us into the house. (W. Gl.)
3. Kate kept him because she knew he would do anything in the world if he were paid to do it or was afraid not to do it. She had Drills on Morphemic and Lexical Stylistic Devices. no illusions about him. In her business Joes were necessary. (J. St.)
4. When I eventually met Mr. Right I had no idea that his first name was Always.(Rita Rudner)

5. We sat down at a table with two girls in yellow and three men, each one introduced to us as Mr. Mumble. (Sc. F.)

6. I told you we could count on Mr. Old-Time Rock and Roll!

7. There are three doctors in an illness like yours: Dr.Rest, Dr.Diet and Dr.Fresh Air.


IX.Discuss the structure and semantics of epithets in the following examples. Define the Drills on Morphemic and Lexical Stylistic Devices. type and function of epithets:
1. In the face of such a tragedy, his laughing happiness seemed queer.

2. He's a proud, haughty, consequential, turned-nosed peacock. (D.)
3. In an age of pressurized happiness, we sometimes grow insensitive to subtle joys.

4. He was a sunny, happy sort of creature.

5. Her painful shoes slipped off. (U.)
6. She was a faded white rabbit of a woman. (A. C.)
7. And she still has that look, that don't-you-touch-me look, that women who were beautilul carry with them to the grave. (J. B.)
8. Ten-thirty is a dark hour Drills on Morphemic and Lexical Stylistic Devices. in a town where respectable doors are locked at nine. (T. C.)
9."Thief!" "Pilon shouted. "Dirty pig of an untrue friend!"(J. St.)
10. He acknowledged an early-afternoon customer with a be-with-you-in-a-minute nod. (D. U.)
11. Sitting by his side, I watched the peaceful dawn.

12. The children were very brown and filthily dirty. (V. W.)

X. In the following sentences pay attention to the structure and semantics of oxymoron. Also indicate which of their members conveys the individually viewed feature of the object and which one reflects its generally accepted characteristic:
1. He caught a ride Drills on Morphemic and Lexical Stylistic Devices. home to the crowded loneliness of the barracks. (J.)
2. Sprinting towards the elevator he felt amazed at his own cowardly courage. (G. M.)
3. He behaved pretty lousily to Jan. (D. C.)
4. There were some bookcases of superbly unreadable books. (E. W.)
5. Harriet turned back across the dim garden. The lightless light looked down from the night sky. (I. M.)
6. Sara was a menace and a tonic, my best enemy; Rozzie was a disease, my worst friend. (J. Car.)
7. A neon sign reads "Welcome to Reno-the biggest little town in the world." (A. M.)
8. Huck Finn and Holden Caulfield are Good Drills on Morphemic and Lexical Stylistic Devices. Bad Boys of American literature. (V.)

9. You have got two beautiful bad examples for parents. (Sc. F.)

XI. In the following examples concentrate on cases of hyperbole and understatement. Pay attention to their originality or staleness, toother SDs promoting their effect, to exact words containing the foregrounded emotive meaning:
1. I was scared to death when he entered the room. (S.)
2. The girls were dressed to kill. (J. Br.)
3. I was violently sympathetic, as usual. (Jn. B.)
4. Four loudspeakers attached to the flagpole emitted a shattering roar of what Benjamin could hardly call music, as if it were played by Drills on Morphemic and Lexical Stylistic Devices. a collection of brass bands, a few hundred fire engines, a thousand blacksmiths' hammers and the amplified reproduction of a force-twelve wind. (A.S.)
5. The car which picked me up on that particular guilty evening was a Cadillac limousine about seventy-three blocks long. (J. B.)
6. Her family is one aunt about a thousand years old. (Sc. F.)
7. He didn't appear like the same man; then he was all milk and honey-now he was all starch and vinegar. (D.)
8. She was very much upset by the catastrophe that had befallen the Bishops, but it was exciting, and Drills on Morphemic and Lexical Stylistic Devices. she was tickled to death to have someone fresh to whom she could tell all about it (S. M.)
9. Babbitt's preparations for leaving the office to its feeble self during the hour and a half of his lunch-period were somewhat less elaborate than the plans for a general European War. (S. M.)
10. The little woman, for she was of pocket size, crossed her hands solemnly on her middle. (G.)


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