A Stylo-Graphological Analysis of Adimora-Ezeigbo’s Children of the Eagle

  • Emmanuel Jolaolu Adegbenro Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria


Copious foregrounded stylo-graphological resources typify Adimora-Ezeigbo’s Children of the Eagle (Eagle). The aim of this study is to explore a stylo-graphological analysis of Adimora-Ezeigbo’s Children of the Eagle in order to examine how the choice of graphological designs help to project the message of the literary text. The novel constitutes the data for the study. After a close reading of the text, the predominant graphological thumbprints were identified, grouped and analysed using Halliday’s (1994) theoretical framework of Systemic Functional Grammar. The research employed the method of qualitative data analysis. Adimora-Ezeigbo, apart from the usual and simple prose writing form in straight paragraphing, traversed profound admixtures of narrative forms and styles, which include profile/resume and missive writing styles, versification, italicization and capitalization to elucidate the intended message, meaning and social relevance of the novel. The citation style was stylishly deployed to introduce the prominent female characters in the novel and to bequeath to them some form of social recognitions, the letter writing and versification styles were to engage an interesting and plausible form of interaction in the narrative, while both linguistic tools of italicization and capitalization were used to highlight discrete social functions in the narrative.

Keywords: Italicization, capitalisation, profile, stylo-graphological analysis, versification.

How to Cite
ADEGBENRO, Emmanuel Jolaolu. A Stylo-Graphological Analysis of Adimora-Ezeigbo’s Children of the Eagle. KIU Journal of Humanities, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 1, p. 17-26, apr. 2023. ISSN 2522-2821. Available at: <https://ijhumas.com/ojs/index.php/kiuhums/article/view/1568>. Date accessed: 12 apr. 2024.