A Rhetoric Comparison and an Analysis of the Long Sentences in The Great Gatsby Between English and Chinese

Wenjing WANG


Using long sentences is an important character in the novel The Great Gatsby. The long sentences play a leading role in the novel even appear in the dialogue. All this is connected with Fitzgerald’s writing style. Although a lot of complex sentences were used in the original works the whole novel was read smoothly. The paper will compare and analyze the narrative long sentences and argumentative long sentences about the rhetoric analysis between English and Chinese so that the readers can glimpse gain and loss of the translator.


Rhetoric comparison; Narrative long sentences; Argumentative long sentences

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/7726


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