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Closure as reflected in Northern Sotho narratives

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dc.contributor.advisor Kgobe, D. M. (Dominic Mamahlo)
dc.contributor.advisor Grobler, G. M. M. Makgopa, Mokgale Albert 2015-01-23T04:25:01Z 2015-01-23T04:25:01Z 2000-11
dc.identifier.citation Makgopa, Mokgale Albert (2000) Closure as reflected in Northern Sotho narratives, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The aim of the study is to survey the usage of closure as it is reflected in Northern Sotho Narratives. Chapter one This chapter introduces the objectives of the research and definition of the concepts narrative and closure. Reference is made to different scholars to substantiate the argument. Chapter two Plot serves as the basis of the study of closure in a novel. The interconnectedness of the elements of plot expressed by the presence of different closural patterns supports this. Major mutual relationships are distinguished, namely between author and reader as well as between author, reader and text. Chapter three The principles of brevity and single effect which differentiate a short story from other narratives play a major role in the study of closure. The five signals of closure and the mode of approaching the end also influence how closure is approached in this genre. Chapter four The study of folktales is divided into traditional and modern approaches. Despite their difference, opening and closing are commonly based on the syntactical position occupied by the opening and closing phrases. In the traditional approach the position is fixed while in the modern approach it is controlled by the presence of motifemes. This chapter embarks on the usage of closure in narrative poetry. The ending is doubly determined, based on structural elements and linguistic principles. Repetition and cessation of the idea expressed in a verse llne, are major poetic devises to illustrate closure. Chapter six This chapter summarizes the findings of the previous chapters and proposals for future research. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xiii, 209 leaves)
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Narrative en
dc.subject Closure en
dc.subject Closural strategies en
dc.subject Geometrical metaphors en
dc.subject Signals of closure en
dc.subject Direct mode en
dc.subject Indirect mode en
dc.subject Motifemes en
dc.subject.ddc 896.397713209
dc.subject.lcsh Plots (Drama, novel, etc.) en
dc.subject.lcsh Fiction -- Technique en
dc.subject.lcsh Fiction -- History and criticism en
dc.subject.lcsh Closure (Rhetoric) en
dc.subject.lcsh Northern Sotho fiction -- Criticism and interpretation en
dc.title Closure as reflected in Northern Sotho narratives en
dc.type Thesis
dc.description.department African Languages D.Litt. et Phil. (African Languages)

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