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Tradisionele elemente in die moderne Zoeloepo"esie

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dc.contributor.author Taljaard PC en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T11:54:36Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T11:54:36Z
dc.date.created 1974 en
dc.date.submitted 1980 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/142134
dc.description.abstract The traditional material used was largely drawn from the praise poems (Izibongo) of the Zulu kings and the approach towards their analysis is mainly structural. For purposes of comparison with modern poetry, material from the works of J.C. Dlamini, O.E.H. Nxumalo, C.S.Z. Ntuli and D.B.Z. Ntuli was used. The reason for choosing these authors is mainly because their work has not yet undergone close scrutiny by scholars and critics. Some general remarks are made on the oral and written traditions. Amongst others the oral nature of Izibongo and the role of the bard is remarked upon. Other characteristics of the Izibongo, like the connection they have with religion, their archetypal nature and their poetic merits are also referred to. As far as the written literature is concerned, the position of the modern poet in a modern world with all its Western influences as well as the influence of the poetry of B.W. Vilakazi, is considered. The structural analysis gets under way and the enormous role of repetition is discussed in terms of parallelism and linking. These forms are identified in Izibongo and then compared to similar structures in modern poetry. The use of unusual grammatical constructions in poetry is investigated. Deals with the development and structure of stanzas, especially with the problem of delineation of stanzas. Certain structures are then compared to modern Izibongo forms. Some remarks are made about rhythm - a subject which has hitherto often been avoided in this connection. The delineation of rhythmic segments by means of repetition, meaning, lengths and pauses are considered. Use was also made of the mingograph in measuring actual duration of certain segments and interesting though not always conclusive, results were obtained. en
dc.language Afrikaans en
dc.subject Zulu literature en
dc.subject Poetry en
dc.title Tradisionele elemente in die moderne Zoeloepo"esie en
dc.title.alternative Traditional elements in modern Zulu poetry en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA en


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