A STYLISTIC ANALYSIS OF THE SHORT STORY “THE VARIANT” BY TANZEELA K.HASSAN
Keywords:Lexical, cohesion, context, literary, and techniques.
Tanzeela K. Hassan is considered one the most splendid Pakistani English writers due to her novel and short stories, “The Variant” is one of her magnificent literary pieces. She has used different modern techniques and devices to portray the hidden feelings and inner thoughts of her characters. This article is focused to describe the basic elements of the style that is used in "The Variant" short story by following the method of literary stylists Leech and Short (2007). The analysis is divided into four basic linguistic levels or categories of the text: Lexical levels, grammatical levels, figures of speech, and cohesion and context. Features of parallelism, alliteration, and assonance are also discussed in this article.