publication . Doctoral thesis . 2012

Imagery in traditional and modern praise poetry in Zulu

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  • Published: 06 Sep 2012
  • Country: South Africa
M.A. This is a survey of the use of imagery in both traditional and modern Zulu praise poetry. For the purposes of this corpus, emphasis will be placed on izibongo (praise poems) of the Zulu kings, chiefs, prominent figures, and also minor characters. The following are the main figures of speech which are worth mentioning in this study: metaphor, personification, symbolism, metonymy, simile, and hyperbole. The definitions of the aforementioned images by various critics will be given in this chapter. The study does not involve a stylistic analysis of izibongo as a whole; its primary focus is to assess the utilization of certain animals, objects and natural phenom...
free text keywords: Laudatory poetry, Zulu., Figures of speech, Metaphor
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