Exploring ‘The House At Pooh Corner’ trough Stylistics and New Criticism Analysis

Arre Fonteyne, Elisa Cocco, Maria Dreyer, Miriam Shabeer, Izabella Majchrzak & Szabina Zsaldos

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project employs a Stylistic and New Criticism analysis in order to better understand the last chapter of A. A. Milne’s The House At Pooh Corner. Aspects of Child Orientated Criticism are also used to further the discussion of the findings. The combination of the two methods of analysis allowed for the examination of the style of language that is used as well as the themes and plot line presented in the text. Through textual analysis it can be determined, that the two approaches used in the text complete rather than contradict each other in the overall meaning-making process, as they do not differ in their chief preferences in general. Furthermore the use of Stylistics showed that Milne’s employs language in a way that makes the text favourable to be read out loud to children by adults. While New Criticism allowed for navigation of the various complexities found in the text. Lastly Child Orientated Criticism shows that the text can act as a shared place of Childness for both adults and children.

UddannelserEngelsk, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato21 jun. 2016
VejledereAnne Fabricius


  • Winnie-the-Pooh
  • A. A. Milne
  • New Criticism
  • Stylistics