Bacon’s “Envy”: An Evaluation of Punctuation


  • Muhammad Waqar Ali Islamia College Peshawar Author



punctuation, Bacan’s Envy, deviation, comma, semicolon


Punctuation plays a pivotal role in enhancing comprehensibility of a text. It not
only abolishes ambiguity from the text but also adorns the individual style of the
author. This paper analyses Bacon’s essay “Envy” evaluating the aberrant use of
punctuation to understand its impact on holistic comprehension of the essay. Bacon
has deviated in some punctuation marks in different situations. Most deviations
occur in the use of the comma and the semicolon. The least deviations occur in the
use of the period. Two explanations may be inferred from the analysis: First, what
seems to be deviant in this regard was normal in his time; second, he deviates on
purpose to make the long, complex sentence clear and easy for the reader.




How to Cite

Muhammad Waqar Ali. (2018). Bacon’s “Envy”: An Evaluation of Punctuation. University of Chitral Journal of Linguistics and Literature, 2(II), 43-49.

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