Alicante Journal of English Studies / Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses

Characteristics of apposition in The Great Gatsby

Elena Seoane Posse


The aim of this paper is to study the syntactic and semantic characteristics of apposition as exemplified in The Great Gatsby, a novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in the 1920s, which, due to its narrator's tendency to poeticize reality and to detailed description, provides a good many examples of the use of apposition in all its varieties. In the pages that follow I first establish a set of definite criteria which define apposition and then I go on to illustrate these in the appositions found in the novel mentioned above. Finally I offer a pragmatic and stylistic explanation for the author's frequent use of appositions.


Literatura norteamericana; Novela; Fitzgerald, Francis Scott; The Great Gatsby; Lengua inglesa; Aposición; Semántica; Estilística


Copyright (c) 1994 Elena Seoane Posse

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