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    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Lang. Lit. Linguist.
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    • DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL
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IJLLL 2019 Vol.5(4): 215-220 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2019.5.4.230

Analysis of the Thematic Progression of English Prose Youth

Wang Qingwei and Feng Zongxiang

Abstract—This article takes the famous English prose poem of Youth written by Samuel Ullman as an example to analyze the relationship between thematic progression and characteristic of the passage. Results of the study showed that the article is logically coherent and well-connected under the influence of the staircase pattern. The radioactive pattern, convergent pattern and parallel pattern form the prominent subject and swift narration. Together with the parallel pattern, the comparison between clauses makes the demonstration sharp and powerful. At the same time, the article also discussed the subtle relationship between the genre and thematic progression, that is, different genres have different preferences for the thematic progression. Great ideas need to be expressed in appropriate genres, and specific genre calls for the corresponding thematic progression.

Index Terms—Youth, thematic progression, genre, thematic analysis.

Wang Qingwei is with Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi‘an, China (e-mail: xiaowa@mail.nwpu.edu.cn).


Cite:Wang Qingwei and Feng Zongxiang, "Analysis of the Thematic Progression of English Prose Youth," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 215-220, 2019.

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