Universitatea „Lucian Blaga” din Sibiu, Facultatea de Litere și Arte
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1 / 2018
“Memories of Childhood” by Ion Creangă: Style and Stylistics
The unrivalled virtue possessed by Ion Creangă is that of revealing and using the creative force of popular words. The writer creates in a popular style, keeping the regional phonetics, the easiness of the colloquial speech, the proverbs and sayings. The “spoken” character of Ion Creangă’s language manifests itself with the greatest strength in idiomatic expressions. Any passage from Ion Creangă’s work – be it a long or a short one – contains such stylistic particularities. The paper attempts to emphasize the relevance of the combination of the two stylistics: the so-called literary stylistics and the linguistic one, for the understanding of Ion Creangă’s way of writing.
Keywords: Creangă, vocabulary, stylistic analysis, archaic words, regional words.