Saman Yousaf, Laraib Maryam, Laiba Gulzar and Dr. Hassan Bin Zubair
This research is based on the stylistic analysis of “A Beheading” by Mohsin Hamid. This analysis consists of morphological and lexical levels of stylistic analysis. The story is about a middle-class man and it is written in first-person narration. The goals of this analysis are to find out the medically and morphologically important features of this literary text. This research is qualitative in nature. This research provides an analysis of the story on morphological and lexical levels. Paul Simpon has already described these levels in his book Stylistics in 2004. According to Simpon’s theoretical assumptions, morphological level focuses on the morpheme how a word forms and the origin of a word on the other hand lexical level focuses on the lexeme, literary devices, and figurative language of the text. The importance of morphological and lexical elements of stylistic analysis has been emphasized. This highlights some literary devices like repetitive phrases, similes, metaphors, and imagery. This research is very useful to see the word choice and style of writer Mohsin Hamid. By focusing on this work deeply it reveals how different words are found that show the brutality and abuse of power. The writer focuses on the theme of terror and uses a very expressive diction.
Keywords: Beheading, Emotions, Expressions, Language, Style, Morphology.
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