A STYLISTIC ANALYSIS OF MONIZA ALVI’S POEM “PRESENTS FROM MY AUNTS IN PAKISTAN"

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Hafiz Muhammad Jamil

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The primary objective of this research activity revolves around conducting a stylistic analysis of Moniza Alvi's poem entitled "Presents from my Aunts in Pakistan”. The aim of this study is to evaluate the textual substance of Moniza Alvi's poem "presents from my Aunt in Pakistan" by employing the Leach Model of stylistic Analysis, with a particular focus on the four levels of stylistics. Moniza Alvi, a Pakistani-origin contemporary British poetess, was born on February 2, 1954. Alvi's poetic works encapsulate a profound understanding of duality, division, fragmented identity, and the concept of transformation. The primary subject of her early literary works revolved around both real and fictional homelands, which were depicted through colorful, smart, and unexpectedly joyful portrayals of the peculiar. This analysis will examine the poetry presented, focusing on the four main levels of Stylistics: phonological, lexical, and morphological. The objective of this study is to investigate the hidden grandeur and perform a stylistic examination of the poem "Presents from My Aunts in Pakistan." Through this endeavor, the aim is to shed light on Alvi's distinctive literary approaches and their impact on the overall meaning and atmosphere of the piece, so augmenting understanding for both readers and scholars. The poetess's style choices are distinguished by the incorporation of imagery, symbolism, poetic devices, alienation, and plain language. The poem delves into the poetess's encounter with an identity dilemma stemming from the contrast between eastern and western cultures, alongside her feelings of longing and reminiscences firmly grounded in her previous cultural heritage. The upcoming analysis will enhance the current understanding of the poem titled 'Present from My Aunts in Pakistan' as depicted in the given narrative.

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Hafiz Muhammad Jamil. (2024). A STYLISTIC ANALYSIS OF MONIZA ALVI’S POEM “PRESENTS FROM MY AUNTS IN PAKISTAN". International Journal of Contemporary Issues in Social Sciences .ISSN (E) 2959-2461 (P) 2959-3808, 3(2), 66–81. Retrieved from http://ijciss.org/index.php/ijciss/article/view/613
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