International Journal of
English and Literature

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. English Lit.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2626
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJEL
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 253

Article in Press

Style and Technique of John Masefield: An Overview

Basharat Ul Haq

  •  Received: 12 October 2017
  •  Accepted: 10 June 2019
This paper is an attempt to discuss style and technique of John Masefield which is distinct from his contemporaries. He heavily relied on content than form. He has employed different types of rhyme schemes in his poetry. We must pay tribute to Masefield’s skill in finding new rhymes¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬–quite refreshing to the ear of the reader wearied by the monotonous singing of the changes on almost the same words. His imagery is fascinating and the use of symbols is quite different from others.

Keywords: Dazzling, Harmonious, Characterization, Monotonous, Consciousness, Colloquial.