stylistics

[stahy-lis-tiks]
noun (used with a singular verb)
the study and description of the choices of linguistic expression that are characteristic of a group or an individual in specific communicative settings, especially in literary works.

Origin:
1840–50; see stylistic, -ics

stylistician [stahy-li-stish-uhn] , noun
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stylistics (staɪˈlɪstɪks)
 
n
(functioning as singular or plural) a branch of linguistics concerned with the study of characteristic choices in use of language, esp literary language, as regards sound, form, or vocabulary, made by different individuals or social groups in different situations of use

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Stylistics is a systematic way of exploring how the language in the text patterns to create particular meanings and effects.
The discussion is divided between theoretical and practical aspects of stylistics.
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