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Lexical Repetition as a Stylistic Device in Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’

Author:Irfan Said Department of English, Cihan University-Erbil DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.24086/cuesj.v1n1a11 Abstract Oscar Wilde’s novel ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ is characterized by lexical repetition. The paper investigates the purpose behind the frequent use of certain words in the work. Since the author relies heavily on dialogues in developing the plot, the novel …

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