Coherence Expressed Through Time Relationship (by Frequency Relationship Type) in Duong Huong's The Husbandless Wharf
Coherence in terms of physical time appears a lot in story texts and is determined by three dimensions: order, frequency and duration. Frequency relation is the relationship between the event mentioned and the number of times that event is mentioned in the text. The frequency in the story is classified by researchers into three cases: singulative (a case that occurs only once and is told in the story once), repetitive (a case where an event occurs once and is told in the story more than once) and iterative (an event that occurs many times and is told in the story only once). This article will look into what frequency relationship type is used in The Husbandless Wharf by Duong Huong to show that the time relationship not only plays a great role in creating texts but also make it framed tighter and more coherence. Thereby, it also proves Duong Huong’s talent in the art of creating stories.
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