A Stylistic Study of Akandu Stella Nkechi’s "My Mother’s Blessing"





In light of this, this research looks at how language is employed in Stella Akandu's My Mother's Blessing to achieve aesthetic and didactic goals. Leech and Short's (2007) analytic model was used for this work, and it is divided into four major areas: lexical categories, grammatical categories, figures of speech, and cohesion and context. The researcher investigates the author's many styles, which includes the use of idioms, cohesiveness, and lexical categories such as nouns, verbs, adverbs, and adjectives to express obedience, hard work, and achievement for every child. The research findings reveal that children’s literature becomes more interesting and appealing if its aesthetic and didactic values are appreciated and appropriated. It also concludes that the text under consideration has the potential to enhance children's vocabulary as well as their mental and emotional components, because a child's future is dependent on his daily growth and development.


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Author Biography

Joy Isa, Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State, Nigeria

Joy Isa ­­­­­­­­is a Lecturer in the Department of English and Literary Studies, Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State, Nigeria. Her research areas include literary and linguistic stylistics, cognitive stylistics, and applied linguistics in general. She is currently a doctoral scholar at Federal University Lafia, Nasarawa State, Nigeria.  

Email: [email protected].


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How to Cite

Isa, J. (2022). A Stylistic Study of Akandu Stella Nkechi’s "My Mother’s Blessing". Ahyu: A Journal of Language and Literature, 5, 14–26. https://doi.org/10.56666/ahyu.v5i.112
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