The complexity of the simple. The use of language in Jane Austen’s novels

The complexity of the simple. The use of language in Jane Austen’s novels

ABSTRACT: In recent years, a large number of books and articles on Jane Austen have been published, in which various aspects of her works and the stories told in them are analyzed. Many of these studies focus on extraliterary aspects, or delve into only some elements of the plots of this author‘s novels, the issues that are treated, or their social impact. These studies can be of great interest and add a relevant perspective to understanding the novels of Austen. However, to have a global vision of the work of this author, it is necessary to analyze the most literary aspects of Austen‘s writings in detail. In this article, we will study how Jane Austen used language, some of the most frequent resources, and the strategies she employed to provoke different effects on readers through the choice of certain words and syntactic structures.
KEY WORDS: Literary style, English Literature, literary analysis, Nineteenth Century Literature, Language
and literature

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