A Cognitive Stylistics Analysis of Ted Hughes’ Hawk Roosting


  • Joun Abbas
  • Dr. Muhammad Ajmal


cognitive stylistic, conceptual metaphor, Ted Hughes’ Hawk Roosting


This paper aims to offer an analysis of Ted Hughes’ poem Hawk Roosting using cognitive stylistics approach with reference to the option of language choices and the reader’s cognitive response. The study examines that how meanings are generated from the texts of selected poem from the lens of given theory and in which way reader schema is effected on the interpretations of the poems. The research highlights that the meanings are always connected with the world of text and the world of reader’s mind. The cognitive stylistics helps the readers to connect his experiences, knowledge and readings for the development of meanings. Also, the study examines the conceptual blends which are activated when readers confront the poem and mental simulations which explain the ability of the poem to capture the reader and plunge them into the worldview of the hawk. From this perspective of cognitive stylistics, the article provides rich perspectives to reveal the connection between Hughes’s poetic style and readers’ cognitive process of interpretation by applying the interpretative perspective on The Hawk Roosting




How to Cite

Joun Abbas, & Dr. Muhammad Ajmal. (2024). A Cognitive Stylistics Analysis of Ted Hughes’ Hawk Roosting. Pakistan Journal of Multidisciplinary Innovation, 3(1), 9–12. Retrieved from https://journals.airsd.org/index.php/pjmi/article/view/417