Long Narrative Poetry as a Lyric and Narrative Hybrid Form: A Stylistic Analysis of David Jones’ In Parenthesis

Altın M.

Dil Dergisi, vol.171, no.1, pp.109-124, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 171 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.33690/dilder.686197
  • Journal Name: Dil Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Other Indexes
  • Page Numbers: pp.109-124
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


This study presents a stylistic analysis of David Jones' long narrative poem In Parenthesis in order to find out and discuss the prominent stylistic features that contribute to the hybrid nature of the poem. In Parenthesis embodies the stylistic features associated with lyric, narrative and drama. Stylistic reading of the poem proposes that the generic hybridity of the poem is supported by the style variations, graphological deviations and other internal deviations that foreground the generic and stylistic varieties in the text. Stylistic analysis of the poem is important so as to define the long narrative poetry as a hybrid form.