Syntactic Feature of Similes: A Corpus-Based Comparative Study of Muslim and English Poetry

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Awais Rubbani, Ahsan Bashir, Shumaila Bajwa, Nabila Rani


A simile is a figure of speech that has its syntactic features. Usually, the simile is followed by "like and as. The aim of the present study is to explore the various syntactic features of Simile in English and Muslim poetry. To investigate the possible comparison in the figurative language of the simile of both English and Muslim poetry. The approach of study is a mixed-method in nature , and the data of the current research have been collected from English text book at the intermediate level. Multidimensional analysis Tagger 1.3.2, IMB SPSS statistics 22 and Antconc 3.5.9 software have been employed as a research tool. The study has a framework of Crystal & Davy (1997:9) distinguishes at least four most occurring senses that the occurrence of a particular similes procedure by which something is done, a manner or away in speech. This is a corpus-based comparative study of the syntactic features of simile in English and Muslim poetry. After analysis , it is found that both kind of similes as and Like are more frequent used by the English poet as compare to the Muslim Poetry. This study gives a gap for future researchers this research is limited on smiles and a vast area of other grammatical features in this field to expose the syntactic features of simile in a different context for further researchers.

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