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ID number:158984
Published: 11.04.2011.
Language: English
Level: College/University
Literature: n/a
References: Not used

The most notable linguistic features include repetition of the same word as in the case of ‘little’ – little chap, little man, little face, little laugh, little hero, little boy, little paw etc.. The text is rich in root words – word, boy, man, door, derivatives of the text include: dreadful, whipping, compounds – half-light, afternoon, drawing-room and many others. As antonyms the following could be considered – ‘scolding voice’ and ‘shaking voice’. In the dialogues many cases of contracted forms take place, for example, ‘what’s’, ‘you’ve’ and others. The widest semantic field is that connected with motion – fly, hide, run, dash, make a rush, leap up and down, stagger, bolt, stride, barge, come. In general, these verbs too can be put in contrast – while Dicky makes such movements as ‘fly, hide, run, dash, make a rush, leap up and down’, his father is characterized with ‘stagger, stride, barge’. The second group could be such verbs as bang, beat, slap, whip – verbs connected with violence. The words of the extract are mostly of Anglo-Saxon (leap, mother), Scandinavian, Germanic (slip) and Latin origin. There are some cases of stock phrases, for example, ‘good as gold’, ‘as a rule’, ‘look sharp’.…

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