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n Literator : Journal of Literary Criticism, Comparative Linguistics and Literary Studies - Symbolism in the poetry of S.M. Burns-Ncamashe : research article

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Abstract


In die inleidende gedeelte van hierdie artikel word gepoog om die konsep "simboliek" te defineer. Hierdie artikel ondersoek die gebruik van simbole en die simboliek wat opgesluit lê in gedigte van S.M. Burns-Ncamashe. Die simbole wat ondersoek word, sluit onder andere dié in wat verwys na gesag, smart, toorkuns, goeie moederskap en krag. Die bespreking is daarop gemik om die aard van die simbole wat die digter gebruik asook die domeine van die werklikheid wat hy met sy simbole ondersoek aan die lig te bring.
Die gedigte van Burns-Ncamashe wat vir die daarop volgende bespreking oorweeg is, sluit gedigte in die volgende bundels in: Masibaliselane (1961), Izibongo zakwaSesile (1979), asook gedigte wat opgeneem is in Tonjeni (1959). Gedigte wat op band opgeneem is (T(XH/93)28, T(XH/90)317, T(XH/90)322 en T(XH/96)5) sowel as the ongepubliseerde gedig "Aa! Dalubuhle" word ook betrek. Die artikel word afgesluit met 'n samevatting van die bespreking en enkele bevindings.

In the introductory part of this article it is attempted to define the concept "symbolism". This article examines the use of symbols and the symbolism embedded in the poetry of S.M. Burns-Ncamase. The symbols to be investigated include those alluding to authority, grief, witchcraft, good motherhood and strength. The aim of the discussion is to reveal the nature of the specific symbols the poet uses and the domains of reality that he explores and represents by means of certain symbols.


The poetry of Burns-Ncamashe to be considered in the ensuing discussion includes poems in the following volumes: Masibaliselane (1961), Izibongo zakwaSesile (1979) and those found in Tonjeni (1959). Poems on tapes (see T(XH/93)28, T(XH/90)317, T(XH/90)322 and T(XH/96)5) will also be considered for this discussion, as well as the unpublished poem "Aa! Dalubuhle". In the concluding section a brief summary of the discussion and some findings are highlighted.

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