The Art of Language: An Exploration of Stylistic Techniques In “The Little Match Girl"


  • Asad Durrani M. Phil. Scholar, Qurtaba University of Science and Information Technology, Pakistan Author
  • Zubair Ahmad M. Phil Scholar Jiangsu University of Science and Technology, China Author
  • Sultan Mehmood BS Graduate (English) from the University of Malakand, Pakistan Author
  • Uzair Ahmad BS Graduate (English) from the University of Malakand, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan Author
  • Hidayat Ullah BS Graduate (English) from the University of Malakand, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan Author



The Little Match Girl, Stylistics, Literary Devices, Lexical Analysis, Phonological Analysis,


This work analyzes Anderson’s short story “The Little Match Girl” from a stylistic perspective. For this purpose, the selected short story's text serves as the primary data source. In addition, the researchers gathered secondary data from various online resources to review relevant literature in this field. The method of close reading was adopted to extract various stylistic aspects from the selected short story. The story was analyzedz from three different stylistic perspectives. The first level of the analysis contains lexical analysis dealing with various speech parts.

Similarly, in the second phase, the researchers analyzed the figurative language the writer used to create a special literary effect. Finally, the third level of analysis deals with the phonological aspects of the story. After careful analysis, the researchers concluded that the writer has followed a rich language with various literary devices and techniques that have been utilized effectively, distinctively and imaginatively to present his thoughts through the masterful use of language and style. 


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How to Cite

Asad Durrani, Zubair Ahmad, Sultan Mehmood, Uzair Ahmad, & Hidayat Ullah. (2023). The Art of Language: An Exploration of Stylistic Techniques In “The Little Match Girl". University of Chitral Journal of Linguistics and Literature, 7(II), 137-142.

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