A Stylistic analysis of A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner and its Turkish translation

Tezcan T.

14th Language, Literature and Stylistics Symposium, Selcuk, Turkey, 15 - 17 October 2014, vol.158, pp.364-369 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 158
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.12.101
  • City: Selcuk
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.364-369
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


This study aims to analyze the short story "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner and its Turkish Katiller Antolojisi" published by Everest Publishing from the stylistic perspective. This short story is a gothic story about the mysterious life of Miss Emily Grierson. It represents the numerous conflicts in the main character's life, illustrating the effect of social change on the individual. The analysis adopts an integrated approach of literature and language. For this study, a modified stylistic model developed by M. Short (1996) will be used for the linguistic analysis of Faulkner's style in A Rose for Emily to show how he affects the reader's understanding of the meaning: themes, structure, characters etc. Then, it will be examined whether the translation also affects the target-language readers in the same way or not. The check-list includes: definite and indefinite articles, deixis, and syntactic structure. It can be emphasized that the analysis can provide a better understanding of different narrative features in the text and its translation. (C) 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.