International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Stylistic Analysis of the Poem “O Where are you Going” by W. H. Auden
Huma Iqbal, Sadaf Iqbal, Aqsa Kanwal

This paper aims at analyzing the text of the poem ‘O where are you going’ on three different levels of stylistics: Pragmatics, Phonological and Morphological level. The purpose of this study is to explore the literal and hidden meanings and to enhance the understanding of the poem. In this poem, the poet exhibits a conflict between optimism and pessimism; the two attitudes towards life overlap each other. He was torn between aesthetics versus truth. He believed that it is duty of poet to guide the readers about the morals.

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