Stylistic Analysis of Invocation in Alexander Pope’s The Rape of the Locke

Abid Hayat Khokhar, M. Athar Khurshid, Hafizoah Kassim


This paper presents the stylistic analysis of the invocation part of the Rape of the Locke. The researcher has tried to uncover the mystery of the beauty of the lines of this mock epic. He studied the role of deviation, parallelism, and other factors, to determine the reasons of the poetic impact. The researcher found that the poet achieved the never ending praise for his work by making his individual lines impressive. These lines have been beautified by the skillful use of the techniques of deviation and parallelism. In addition to it, subtle ways of maintaining cohesion and coherence enhance the charm of the lines. 



Deviation, parallelism, verbal repetition, text, discourse, lexis, syntax, foregrounding

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