The Stylistic Potential of the Transferred Epithet

  title={The Stylistic Potential of the Transferred Epithet},
  author={Elena V. Anashkina},
  journal={Studies About Languages},
This article deals with the transferred epithet which is defined as a figure of speech where the at¬tribute is transferred from the noun it logically belongs to, to another one which it fits grammatically but not logically. In the fictional discourse the transferred epithet shows considerable stylistic potential as it is based on an unconventional co-occurrence of the modifier and the modified noun and the resulting semantic discord which causes the effect of unexpectedness. The ambivalent… 


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