A Stylistic Study of Javed Shaheen’s Poem I Asked the Night

Authors

  • Shafqat Hussain BS Student, Department of English Literature & Applied Linguistics, University of Science and technology Bannu, KP, Pakistan
  • Zakeria Kamal BS Student, Department of English Literature & Applied Linguistics, University of Science and technology Bannu, KP, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2023(7-III)73

Keywords:

Foregrounding, I Asked the Night, Javed Shaheen, Pakistani Literature in English, Stylistics

Abstract

The current study is focusing on the societal issues, facing by the Pakistani society from pre-partition times up to date. This is both quantitative and qualitative research analysis having used Stylistics theory of foregrounding by Geoffrey Leech, that purposes to evaluates Javed Shaheen themes of social complications in the poem I Asked the Night. According to Leech, foregrounding consists of two major parts parallelism which means parallel features and deviation which means turn aside from the standard form, are clearly exercised in the poem I Asked the Night. Further, it has used the syntactical, morphological, and semantic levels of parallelism of the foregrounding. The outcomes of the analysis are the loss of the ambitions of every individual in Pakistani society from pre-partition history to the present circumstances of the day. Moreover, the understudy poem can also be analyzed through various levels of Deviation of the foregrounding theory.

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Published

2023-09-30

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Hussain, S., & Kamal, Z. (2023). A Stylistic Study of Javed Shaheen’s Poem I Asked the Night. Pakistan Languages and Humanities Review, 7(3), 846–853. https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2023(7-III)73