The role of repitition of Linguistic Elements in the Analysis of a Short Story


The study investigates to give an analysis of literary text through a contrastive analysis of some linguistic form frequencies in the texts. Three short stories , two English short stories by Ernest Hemingway and Bruce Holland Rogers and a Persian short story by Sadeq Choubak, have been analyzed for this paper. The study indicates that, by contrasting some linguistic elements, one can describe some personal style characteristics as well as certain cross language stylistic differences. It has been shown that English writers have used some linguistic elements frequently to keep a story coherent. They has also used the technique to keep the characters alive and present along the story while the Iranian writer has used a technique to keep the phonological parallelism within the story. This study indicates that the English writers’styles are distinct. Hemingways’short story has been formed with direct speech and short sentences, more than Rogers’short story which has originated with long affirmative sentences. As a whole the study tries to convince literary researchers to benefit from computer soft wares as well as linguistic tools for evaluating texts.