IAAJAH - IGWEBUIKE: An African Journal of Arts and Humanities
Vol. 8 No. 2, 2022
A PRAGMA-STYLISTIC ANALYSIS OF ECCLESIASTES 12:1
Ogunrinde Ebenezer Deji, Ph.D; Isife Gloria uzoamaka & Bamisaye Oluwaseun James

ABSTRACT

The study presents the pragma-stylistic analysis of Ecclesiastes chapter 12 verse 1. The aim of the study is to find out the graphological tools used in Ecclesiastes chapter 12 verse 1 and the objective is to find out the speech act of the Bible verse. The graphological tools that were used in the Bible verse include; the use of capitalization, punctuation marks, and repetition of words. Other stylistic instruments used in the texts were pronouns, reference and conjunctions. Speech acts were used to bring out the meaning of the text which shows that the Bible verse has both declarative and directive act. The study has helped in shedding light to the various graphological tools that are being used in writing a literary text and also with the study of pragmatics and stylistics, the intended meaning and the style used in writing a literary text or Bible verse can be examined. Further studies are recommended in the study of pragma-stylistics analysis of Bible text or verse.

Keywords: Communicative Action, Contemporary Nigerian Society, Social Order, Moral Consciousness, Human Rights
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