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The Impact of Repetition as a Stylistic Device in Political Discourse: Trump as a Case Study

Dr. Azhar Hassan Sallomi & Dr. Muayyad Omran Chiad,

University of Karbala, Iraq

The unseen ideologies the political discourse conveys and its crucial power have fascinated the attention of researchers and encouraged them to investigate in this scope. This paper is an attempt to explore the significance of repetition as a stylistic device in English political discourse .Taking Trump’s speeches as a sample and based on Kemertelidze and Manjavidze’s (2013) model, the dissimilar categories of repetition as well as the motives behind their manifestation are scanned in such speeches.  The paper reveals that Trump tends to use anaphora and epiphora  sorts of repetition more than  others as he grasps well how they enhance the rhythmic combination of speech owing to development of intonation and sound  uniqueness at initial or final position of a sentence .  Further, Trump intends deliberately to repeat a word, a phrase, and even a sentence to accomplish goals like illumination, prominence, persuasion, warning, making a point memorable, and creating cohesion. Using such fundamental tool, the speaker flourishes his own influence or power upon people, manipulates them, and consequently reforms an opinion.

 

The above abstract is part of the article which was accepted at The Third International Conference on Current Issues of Languages, Dialects and Linguistics (WWW.LLLD.IR)  & The Fifth National Conference on English Studies and Linguistics (WWW.ELTL.IR) , 31 January-1February 2019 , Iran-Ahwaz.