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The poetry of S.M. Burns-Ncamashe

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dc.contributor.advisor Saule, N. Mtumane, Zilibele 2015-01-23T04:23:56Z 2015-01-23T04:23:56Z 2000-01
dc.identifier.citation Mtumane, Zilibele (2000) The poetry of S.M. Burns-Ncamashe, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract This thesis is a critical examination of the poetry of S. M. Bums-Ncamashe. In his poetry Bums-Ncamashe handles poems of different categories; namely praise poetry, elegiac poetry, didactic poetry and protest poetry. He also employs a number of devices that determine amongst others, the form and imagery of his poetry. They are also used to add clarity to the meaning of his poetry. All this is discussed in the chapters numerated below: Chapter one outlines the basic guidelines to be followed in this study. It presents the aim of the study, scope of the work and method of research. A definition of the concept poetry is also provided in this chapter. The biography of Bums-Ncamashe and the influence of his background on his poetry are also part of this first chapter. Chapter two discusses the characteristics of Bums-N camashe' s praise poetry and the functions this poetry fulfils. Chapter three is a discussion ofBums-Ncamashe's elegiac, didactic and protest poetry. Chapter four discusses the devices that determine the form ofBums-Ncamashe's poetry. These include repetition, contrast, compounding, ideophones, and interjectives. Chapter five concentrates on imagery and other aspects of Bums-Ncamashe's poetry. Imagery is discussed from the viewpoint of simile, metaphor, personification and symbolism. Also included in this chapter is euphemism, hyperbole, idiomatic expressions, humour, satire and adaptation. Chapter six is a concluding chapter in which some findings and recommendations from the entire study are reflected upon. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xiii, 337 leaves)
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Burns-Ncamashe en
dc.subject Poetry en
dc.subject Praise poetry en
dc.subject Elegiac poetry en
dc.subject Didactic poetry en
dc.subject Circumcision school en
dc.subject Protest poetry en
dc.subject Form en
dc.subject Imagery en
dc.subject Adaptation en
dc.subject.ddc 896.39851209
dc.subject.lcsh Xhosa poetry -- History and criticism en
dc.subject.lcsh Burns-Ncamashe en
dc.title The poetry of S.M. Burns-Ncamashe en
dc.type Thesis
dc.description.department African Languages D.Litt. et Phil. (African Languages)

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